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Pike Island Main Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

A great trail encircling Pike Island with views of the mighty Mississippi made mightier by the Minnesota River.


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Map Key

3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Loop

775' 236 m

High

695' 212 m

Low

200' 61 m

Up

208' 63 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly A short, easily accessible loop that is great for the whole family to explore!

The park is open from 8 am to 10 pm daily.

Description

Along this loop, hikers will descend along 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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kristen Arendt

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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View of the Pike Island path
Aug 7, 2017 near Mendota…, MN
The Mississippi and Minnesota River confluence is quite a sight.
Mar 17, 2017 near Mendota…, MN
Minnesota River at Wita Tanka (Pike Island), Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota.
Jul 19, 2019 near Mendota…, MN

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Sep 14, 2020
Rebecca Crooks
May 22, 2020
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May 14, 2020
Subhram Singh
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Jan 5, 2020
Laura Eischens
Hiking club trail. 3.2mi
Nov 4, 2017
mn trailgirl
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