October 2021 Hiking Schedule


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

TUESDAY hikes Start at 7pm., go approx. 3 miles and last approx. 1 hour.


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Sunday 10/3/21, Nancy Duffrin 612-584-8594

Meeting Location: Meet at 1980 Victoria St., N, Roseville 55113.

Directions: From Larpenteur Ave, turn N on Victoria.  At Roselawn, Victoria curves
right on Roselawn and then North again by the Roselawn Cemetery.  Park along Victoria heading North.

Hike Description: We will hike Reservoir Woods trails.  The first 3 miles will be mostly flat dirt woods trails to find the oldest house in Roseville, the largest Butternut tree in Minnesota, and where the governor buried his horse.  The last 2 miles will be faster and hilly.

Treats: Nancy's car

Tuesday, 10/05/21, Liz DeLay 651-698-7019

Meeting Location: Meet at Horace Mann Elementary school, 2001 Eleanor Avenue at Kenneth Street, St. Paul

Directions:  Between Fairview and Cleveland, south of St. Catherine's

Hike Description: Neighborhood hike

Treats: Treats at Liz's house  669 Sumner Street, just 1 block east of Horace Mann ( Covid guidelines permitting)

Sunday 10/10/2021,  Rick & Rose Nelson, 651-283-5241

Meeting Location: Meet at the Washburn Library at 5244 Lyndale Avenue S in Minneapolis.

Directions:  The library is just south of Minnehaha Creek on Lyndale.  Lyndale Ave S will be closed to car traffic from 22nd St. W to 54th St. W for "open Streets Mpls."  It would be advisable to approach the library from the south, from the Crosstown (Hwy 62).  Parking is available on the streets nearby, but a pre-hike might be necessary.

Hike Description: The hike will follow Minnehaha Creek to Lake Harriet around the lake and back on paved paths.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday 10/12/21, Vern Pearson 651-772-4984

Meeting Location: 1313 Hidden Falls Drive, St Paul

Directions: Take the Mississippi River Blvd to 1313 Hidden Falls Drive St Paul and park at the bottom of the hill at the first lot.  Mississippi River Blvd is closed north of Magoffin St. but you can go around

the cones and enter the park entrance.  From the north, go south on Cleveland to Magoffin, turn right to Mississippi River Blvd and then right to the park entrance.

Hike Description: We will hike on the trails of Hidden Falls Regional Park.

Treats: Treats from Vern's car.

Sunday 10/17/21, 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.  FYI- the parking lot is also called Rice Creek Fields.

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

Treats: Vicky’s car

Tuesday 10/19/21 Lyle Mowery 651-503-3395

Meeting Location: Meet at the parking lot behind the building located at 2004 Ford Parkway, St Paul (the old Health Partners building).

Directions:  Leave extra time for finding parking.

Hike Description: We will hike the streets and the paved Mississippi River Blvd trail roughly following the southern perimeter of the old Ford plant.

Treats: Tiffany’s Sports Restaurant

Sunday 10/24/21, Judy Nelson, 651-738-1972

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

Directions: Take Stillwater Blvd. N. to Stillwater Ln. N.  Go 100 yards, turn left into the park.  (It's 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: Hiking boots recommended.  There are lots of hills on unpaved rustic trails.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday 10/26/21 Bob Tholkes 763-913-4453


Meeting Location:  Park at north end of St. Anthony Village shopping center, 2950 Pentagon Drive, St. Anthony Village, by the Montessori school.

Directions:  Call Bob Tholkes for directions, 763-913-4453.

Hike Description: Route includes visit to the grave of club founder Grace Cummings Villars in Sunset Memorial Gardens, if it's not too spooky after dark.

Treats: TBD

Sunday 10/31/21 Donna Jensen 612-458-4163

Meeting Location: Meet in MHealth clinic parking lot at 2945 Hazelwood St N, Maplewood, MN  55109.

Directions: Park along the north side of the lot.

Hike Description: We will walk the Bruce Vento trail towards Gladstone and back.

Treats: Outback Steakhouse at 1770 Beam Ave.