August 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.


Click on the underlined address for a hike to bring up a Google Map.  Get directions from your home or current location.  Access Website from your phone to get directions when you drive.  (Need Google Maps)

Sunday 08/01/21 Vic & Viv Fickling 651-777-6103

Meeting Location: Meet on the Wisconsin side of the St Croix.

Directions: Take eastbound Hwy 36 across the new bridge (Hwy 36 becomes Hwy 64 in Wisc) to Exit 1. Turn left and go 1⁄4 mile through 2 roundabouts and turn right on Hawk St. Follow to Houlton School
Circle. Turn right and follow to trail parking lot.

Hike Description: 

Treats: Next Stop Bar & Grill, 1369 Main St., Houlton, WI    

Tuesday,  8/3/21, Judy Nelson 651-738-1972

Meeting Location: Meet at Cottage Grove Ravine Park, 9653 Keats Ave S. Cottage Grove

Directions: Follow winding road that ends at the largest parking lot in front of the new Ravine
Landing Center overlooking Ravine Lake and playground. It’s FREE TUESDAY, no sticker required. Take Hwy 61 to Innovation Rd. exit, across bridge to roundabout, follow Keats sign to park entrance, first right past roundabout.

Hike Description: We will hike wooded, hilly, rustic trails.

Treats: Judy’s car 

Sunday 08/08/21 Vern Pearson 651-772-4984

Meeting Location: Park in a lot across the street from Buca di Beppo, 2728 Gannon Rd., St Paul.

Directions:  There are 2 lots across the street from the restaurant.  Fill up the smaller lot away from Buca di Beppo first.

Hike Description: We will hike the Pike Island Loop, walk over the bridge to Ft Snelling & down to the island.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday 08/10/21 Jim & Joan Lossing 651-330-7263

Meeting Location: Meet at Lossing’s house, 7101 Windgate Rd., Woodbury.

Directions: Take 494 South. Go East on Valley Creek Rd., Go South on Queens Dr. Go right on Windgate Rd. House is on the left.

Hike Description: We will hike the rejuvenated Ojibway Trail.

Treats: At house with view of Joan’s refreshed garden and water feature.

Sunday 08/15/21 Lyle Mowery 651-503-3395

Meeting Location: Meet at the swing bridge parking lot, 4465 66 St E, Inver Grove Hts.

Directions: From 494 take Concord St exit South to 66th St. then left (east) on 66th to parking lot in front of the Swing Bridge.

Hike Description: We will hike mostly paved trails following the Mississippi River to the boat launch and returning to the parking lot. 

Treats: Mississippi Pub patio.

Tuesday 08/17/21 Vicky Beutel 651-335-8079

Meeting Location: Meet at my new house, 4658 Fable Rd N. Hugo.

Directions:  Use Google Maps, other apps don’t have our house.

From  35E: Go north to County J, exit 120. Turn  right then left onto Otter Lake Rd.

Go 1.7 miles  Turn right on Tart Lake Rd., continue to 2nd stop sign and turn left onto Elmcrest Ave N. (CROSS  TRAFFIC DOES NOT STOP)

Go .2 miles and  turn right on Fable Hill Pkwy N, Go .4 miles, turn  left onto Fable Hill Way N. take 2nd left onto Fable Rd N. (It’s a horseshoe) .2 miles. House is on the Right.

From Hwy 61: Go north to 130th St N. and turn left, go .4 miles.

Turn right on Europa Ct N,  go .3 miles.

Continue onto Fable Hill Pkwy N .1  miles. Turn right to stay on Fable Hill Pkwy N, Go .2 miles.

Turn right onto Fable Rd N. Go .2 miles

Hike Description: We’ll take a neighborhood stroll.

Treats: Vicky’s house

Sunday 08/22/21 Don & Sue Crawford  651-770-2479 or 612-695-7226

Meeting Location: Meet at Castle Elementary School, 6675 50th St.  N., Oakdale.


Hike Description: We will hike paved trails and  sidewalks in Oakdale.

Treats: Don & Sue’s car

Tuesday 08/24/21 Liz Miller 651-303-0971


Meeting Location:  Park in the Vadnais/Sucker Lake lot on County Rd F East, (Extra  parking available on Bridgewater/Suzanne if lot is full). Apple Maps: Sucker Lake Parking lot, County Rd F, Vadnais Heights

Directions:  From 694, take Rice Street North. (at the Gramsie Rd. light, Rice Street forks to the right)  At County Rd F, take a right. Pass the street of  Bridgewater/Suzanne. Parking lot is on the left. If you reach the railroad crossing, you've gone too far. Look for St Paul Hiking Club sign.

Hike Description: Hike is combination of  paved and dirt/grass trails.  

Treats: TBD

Sunday 08/29/21 Nancy Duffrin 612-584-8594

Meeting Location: Meet near Panino’s, 857 Village Center Dr., North Oaks

Directions:  In the North Oaks Village Center – NE Corner of Hwy 96 W & Hodgson Rd.

Hike Description: We will hike dirt trails along Sucker Lake and trails through Snail Lake Regional Park. Mostly shady.

Treats: Panino’s

Tuesday 08/31/21 Patty Peterson 651-276-0006

Meeting Location: Meet at 2251 Larpenteur Ave E in Maplewood.

Directions: NW corner of McKnight Rd and Larpenteur in stores parking lot.

Hike Description: The hike will circle the former  Hillcrest Golf Course on paved trails

Treats: TBD