November 2018 Hiking Schedule
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SUNDAY hikes start at 2:30 p.m., go approx. 5 miles and last approx. 1 ½ to 2 hours.
TUESDAY hikes start at 11:30 a.m., go approx. 3 miles and last approx. 1 hour.
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Sunday,11/04/18, Cliff Kallemeyn, 612-366-7852
Meeting Location: Meet at Hidden Falls Park - North Gate, 1313 Hidden Falls Drive, in St Paul.
Directions: Park in 1st parking lot on right (at pavilion). From downtown St. Paul: go West on Shepard Rd., as it passes over Hwy. #5 it becomes Mississippi River Blvd., continue straight to the 3rd stop sign (Magoffin Ave). Park entrance is up on the left.
Hike Description: . We’ll hike 5.1 miles of paved trails with high views of the river, Ford property and dam and, hopefully, our speedy peregrine falcons. Park restrooms likely closed by now. Porta potties-open.
Tuesday, 11/06/18, Judy Nelson, 651-738-1972,
Meeting Location: Meet at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, 9653 Keats Ave. S, Cottage Grove
Directions: Take highway 61/10 south, and take Innovation RD exit/county Rd 19 (google maps says Keats) and then take a left to go across the highway to the roundabout--follow county Rd 19 N/Keats in the roundabout which has you going straight North. Past the roundabout take the first right into park entrance--there is a big sign Cottage Grove Park. Follow the winding road that ends at the largest parking lot in front of the playground overlooking a lake, a picnic shelter is nearby. It’s FREE TUESDAY so a park sticker is not required. (Google maps is out of date and does not show the new entrance, link is from the Regional park summer trail map, scroll to bottom of map and look for roundabout)
Hike Description: We will hike on the new paved trail.
Sunday, 11/11/18, Liz O’Toole, 651-341-8769,
Meeting Location: Meet at El Burrito Mercado, 175 Cesar Chavez St. in St. Paul
Hike Description: Neighborhood hike.
Treats: El Burrito Mercado
Tuesday, 11/13/18, Carole Needels, 651-690-3780,
Meeting Location: Meet in front of the condos, 1800 Graham Ave., in St. Paul (Highland Park)
Directions: From 7th St take Davern St south to Graham Ave.
Hike Description: We’ll hike Shepard Rd.
Sunday, 11/18/18, Rick & Rose Nelson, 651-770-6310,
Meeting Location: Meet at Triangle Park, 89 Stillwater Rd. (Co. Rd 12) in downtown Mahtomedi.
Directions: Triangle Park is 1.3 miles East on Hwy. #244 from Century Ave., then right on Co. Rd 12 (Stillwater Rd.)
Hike Description: We’ll hike to Katherine Abbott Park plus a residential portion in Birchwood Village.
Treats: 4 Seasons Restaurant nearby.
Tuesday, 11/20/18, Carol Isaak, 651-459-0527,
Meeting Location: Meet at Junction 70 Grille & Bar, 6933 Pine Arbor Dr., S in Cottage Grove
Directions: Take Hwy. #61 South, Exit on 70th/Summit. Go left at the stop light. Go all the way down to Hinton Ave. (4-way stop sign) Go left, one long block then another left. THIS IS Pine Arbor Dr., (but they do NOT have it marked there. There is a Holiday Gas station on the corner). Go one block and take a left on Pine Arbor Dr S. The restaurant is on your left.
Hike Description: A residential and trails hike
Treats: Junction 70
Sunday, 11/25/18, Vicky Beutel, 651-335-8079,
Meeting Location: We’ll hike the Vadnais-Sucker Lake recreational area on Co. Rd F.
Directions: From #35E: go North to Hwy. #96, West to Rice St., turn Left (South) until you reach the 4-way stop (Co. Rd. F), turn Left, the park is on the Left just before the railroad tracks. From #694: exit Rice St. and go North (right) at the intersection (stoplight) of Rice, Hodgson & Gramsie, turn Right to stay on Rice St., at the 4-way stop turn Right onto Co. Rd. F, the parking lot is on the Left, just before the railroad tracks.
Hike Description: The trail is flat & paved for easy walking.
Treats: Vicky's car.
Tuesday, 11/27/18, Nancy Duffrin, 612-584-8594,
Meeting Location: Meet in the shopping center parking lot on the corner of Terrace Dr. & 2715 Lincoln Dr., in Roseville.
Directions: From the South: Go North on Snelling, turn Left on Co. Rd. C, go one block and Right on Lincoln. From the North: Go South on Snelling, turn right on Co. C2, go one block and Left on Lincoln.
Hike Description: We’ll hike neighborhoods & parks in Roseville
Treats: Pizza Luce or Grumpy’s