October 2019 Hiking Schedule

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SUNDAY hikes start at 2:30 p.m., go approx. 5 miles and last approx. 1 ½ to 2hours. 

TUESDAY hikes start at 7:00 p.m., go approx. 3 miles and last approx. 1 hour.

Nighttime Safety 

Since all October hikes start after sunset, do all you can to stay safe with things like:

reflective vests, runners arm bands, carry a flashlight, headlights,  etc.


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Tuesday, 10/01/19, Sandy Herlick. 651-470-4528,

Meeting Location: Meet at the parking lot of Katherine Abbott Park in Mahtomedi, 890 Lincolntown Ave

Directions: From I-694 exit on Century Ave (Geneva-County Line Rd) and turn north.  Take first  right on Long Lake Rd, left on Lincolntown Ave to the park entrance.  Follow to the parking lot.

Hike Description: We’ll leave the park and walk to neighboring paths & residential areas.

Treats: Sandy’s car

Sunday, 10/06/19, Vic & Viv Fickling, 651-777-6103,

Meeting Location: Meet at the Coldwater Stop parking lot of the Brown’s Creek Trail.

Directions: Take Hwy. #36 East to Manning Ave., (CR #15). Turn North on Manning, go to McKusick (CR #64). Turn East on McKusick. Go approx.  ½ miles, then turn right (South) on Neal Ave., and proceed to parking lot on the right.  (8312 Neal Ave. N, Stillwater should get you close)

Hike Description: We will hike to Stillwater via McKusick and back on the Brown’s Creek Trail.  Alert!!! This will be a 5 ¾ mile hike with some steps.

Treats: Patriot’s Tavern, 145 New England Pl., Stillwater

Tuesday, 10/08/19, Nancy Duffrin, 612-584-8594,

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of McCarron’s Pub and Grill, 1986 Rice St., St. Paul

Directions: A block North of Roselawn.

Hike Description: We’ll walk around Lake McCarrons

Treats: McCarron’s Pub and Grill


Sunday, 10/13/19, Charlotte Svobodny, 651-455-0052,

Meeting Location: Meet in the Pine Bend Nature Sanctuary in Inver Grove Heights.

Directions: Take Hwy. #52 South to 117th St., turn East and take Courthouse Blvd. North past the Pilot Truck Stop and just past 111th St. to a driveway which will be on your right. (It’s posted private, but it’s not anymore!) Turn in and follow the driveway across the trail to another gravel clearing to park

Hike Description: We’ll hike paved trail to the mostly completed part of the Mississippi River Trail. (3 miles left to be built to Hastings!)

Treats: Inver Grove Brewery, 9051 Buchanan Trail, (Formerly Ruby Tuesday’s)

Tuesday, 10/15/19, Phyllis Swenson, 651-426-8593,

Meeting Location: Meet in the North end of Kowalski’s parking lot, 4391 Lake Ave. S., White Bear Lake.

Directions: Going north on Hwy 61, turn right on White Bear Ave. and then into the Kowalski parking lot.

Hike Description: We’ll do a lakeside hike

Treats: TBD


Sunday, 10/20/19, Vicky Beutel, 651-335-8079,

Meeting Location: Meet at 5800 Rice Creek Pkwy. in Shoreview, a.k.a Rice Creek Fields.

Directions: : North on Lexington to County Rd. I and turn left (West). Go to the Stop sign and turn left on Hamline, which will turn into County Rd. I at the corner. Go to Rice Creek Pkwy, the first exit from the roundabout. Go ¾ mile to Rice Creek Fields. Go to the North end of the parking lot.

Alternate route: 35 W North exiting at County Rd. I Take the 2nd exit from the roundabout, then ¾ mi. to parking lot on Rice Creek Pkwy.

Hike Description: We’ll hike the Rice Creek North Trail.

Treats: Vicky’s car

Tuesday, 10/22/19, Rick & Rose Nelson, 770-6310,

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Maplewood Middle School (East side of school) 2410 Holloway Ave., Maplewood.

Directions: Between McKnight Rd N and Century (120).

Hike Description: We’ll hike in Hillside Park plus trails and streets nearby.

Treats: Rick & Rose’s car.


Sunday, 10/27/19, Judy Nelson, 651-738-1972,

Meeting Location: Meet at Sunfish Lake Park, 9700 Stillwater Ln N, off Stillwater Blvd (Hwy. #14) in Lake Elmo.

Directions: From I-694 take exit 55 (Hwy 14) East for about 2.5 miles.

Take Stillwater Blvd. N. (Hwy. 14) to Stillwater Ln. N. Go 100 yards, turn left into park, about 2.5 miles E of #694 on Hwy. #14 (East of the roundabout). Watch for signs, the entrance is west of Common Ground Church on a gravel road.

Hike Description: There are lots of hills on an unpaved, rustic trail. Wear hiking boots!!!

Treats: Pinz/Harvey’s Pub (bowling alley), 7520 32nd St., N in Oakdale.

Tuesday, 10/29/19, Don & Sue Crawford, 651-770-2479,

Meeting Location: Meet at Don & Sue’s house, 5565 Golfview Ave. North in Oakdale.

Directions: From #694, take the Century Ave./Hwy. #120 exit. Turn South, then take the 2nd left onto 56th St. Turn right at Golfview Ave. N. It is the 2nd house on the right. Hikers can park along 56th St., on Golfview Ave., or in the Golfview Park parking lot.

Hike Description: We’ll hike in the North St. Paul/Silver Lake area.  

Treats: Don & Sue’s house

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