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green Pike Island Loop

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Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 289' 88 m
Descent: -289' -88 m
High: 781' 238 m
Low: 695' 212 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

The Pike Island Loop is a relaxed, family-friendly hike around one of Minnesota’s most significant islands.

Kristen Arendt

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly A great loop that starts from a historic fort and travels along the banks of two impressive rivers.

The park is open from 8 am to 10 pm.

Overview

This loop of Pike Island gives hikers the chance to explore the Mississippi and Minnesota River Valleys and the point where the two rivers converge.

Description

Starting at the Historic Fort Snelling, you'll descend in the Mississippi and Minnesota River valleys and see the point where these two great rivers converge. You'll the see impact that these rivers have had on the landscape and on Minnesota history. Pike Island is home to a variety of bird species including bald eagles and great blue herons. Make sure you remember the binoculars!

Flora & Fauna

Beavers, river otters, herons, egrets, and bald eagles.

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Aug 27, 2018
Maura Kelly
3.8mi
Jul 29, 2018
Valerie Ramberg
Island had just been under water so the trail was muddy in a few spots. 3.9mi — 1h 40m
Jul 26, 2018
Natasha Zajicek
May 26, 2018
Ben Stacer
Sep 30, 2017
Kris Johnson
Jul 25, 2017
Christine Battist
Wonderful gem of a hike with views of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. Large canopy of trees cover the island. Easy, flat him, but wonderful ju 4mi
Jun 20, 2017
Ryan Decker
May 6, 2017
Ian McLinden
A couple sections of the trail are flooded but can easily be navigated around

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  3.9 from 14 votes

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