Hike the Winchell Trail

Minnesota Winchell Trail

Added by Cassie Janssen

This hike is a way to escape the city without actually leaving Minneapolis.

This 5 mile roundtrip trail meanders along the Mississippi River bluffs on the west bank and is separate from the paved bike trail. The trail runs from 44th St. to Franklin Ave. Along the trail you will pass through an oak savanna restoration project, hike near the edge of bluffs and pass by the soft white sand beach. Intermittently, sets up stairs lead up from the trail to the bike path. This trail is beautiful in all seasons but it may be muddy or slippery after snowmelt and storms.

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Activities:

Fitness, Hiking, Running

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

5 Miles

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Features:

Dog Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic

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about 1 month ago

Muddy Stroll

Nice trail for a stroll that's makes you feel outside the cities :)

about 1 month ago

about 2 months ago

Muddy Marvelous

Winchell was a great hike for anyone around Minneapolis/Saint Paul looking for a little adventure. The trails change between pavement and dirt, which is nice.

about 2 months ago

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