“The Pike Island Loop is a relaxed, family-friendly hike around one of Minnesota’s most significant islands.”
— Kristen Arendt
Birding · River/Creek · Views
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.
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.
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.