WHERE DO I RUN???
Quick Guide to Twin Cities Trails
Fall Marathon Training Program
2008
Overview
• Minneapolis Parks
• St. Paul Parks
• Three Rivers Parks
• State Parks
• Local Community Parks
• Eve...
Minneapolis
• All the old favorites, Lakes, M’haha, West
River Road
• Miles of trails, lots of lakes
• Soft Trail option...
Minneapolis
• Don’t forget North Minneapolis!
– Theodore Wirth
– Victory Memorial
– Boom Island
• Great Connections ...
• www.ci.minne
apolis.mn.us/
bicycles/wher
e-to-ride.asp
St. Paul
• Lakes – Como, Phalen
• Mississippi River Road
– Crosby Farms
– Hidden Falls
– Harriet Island/Lilydale Tra...
• www.stpaul.gov
Three Rivers Parks
• Hills, Hills, Hills!
• Soft Trails Abound!
• Hyland Hills (class will meet here)
• Other grea...
• www.threer
iversparkdi
strict.org/pa
rks/
State Parks/Preserves
• Fort Snelling
– Connects to Minnehaha Falls, Mendota
– Soft, Flat Trails
• “Sibley House” – So...
Other Metro Parks
• Richfield: Wood Lake Nature Trail – hidden
jewel along 35W
• Edina: Bredesen Park
• Bloomington: Lak...
Dakota County
• Lebanon Hills in Eagan – Nathan’s favorite
Metro Park – 3 parks in 1
• Terrace Oaks in Burnsville, good ...
Regional Trails
• SouthWest LRT Trails. Connect to
Minneapolis commuter trails
• Big River Trail in Eagan/Mendota
• Gate...
Enjoy!
• Always be open to new routes!
• Look at Local Resources:
– Websites
– Books such as Minnesota Running Trails
...
Nathan's Running Routes
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Nathan's Running Routes

Team Leader Nathan's presentation about Twin Cities running routes.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Sports      Business      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Nathan's Running Routes

  • 1. WHERE DO I RUN??? Quick Guide to Twin Cities Trails Fall Marathon Training Program 2008
  • 2. Overview • Minneapolis Parks • St. Paul Parks • Three Rivers Parks • State Parks • Local Community Parks • Everything Else!
  • 3. Minneapolis • All the old favorites, Lakes, M’haha, West River Road • Miles of trails, lots of lakes • Soft Trail options as well: – Theodore Wirth in North Minneapolis – Winchell Trail along West River Road – Cedar Lake (plus Naked Beach) • Biking Corridors work as running trails – Greenway, Cedar Lake Trail, Kenilworth
  • 4. Minneapolis • Don’t forget North Minneapolis! – Theodore Wirth – Victory Memorial – Boom Island • Great Connections to Surrounding Areas – St. Paul Trails – Fort Snelling – West Suburbs
  • 5. • www.ci.minne apolis.mn.us/ bicycles/wher e-to-ride.asp
  • 6. St. Paul • Lakes – Como, Phalen • Mississippi River Road – Crosby Farms – Hidden Falls – Harriet Island/Lilydale Trail • Soft Trails – Battle Creek – Portions along East River Road • Good Connections to Minneapolis, Stillwater (Gateway Trail), Mendota/Eagan
  • 7. • www.stpaul.gov
  • 8. Three Rivers Parks • Hills, Hills, Hills! • Soft Trails Abound! • Hyland Hills (class will meet here) • Other great parks further out: Carver, Crow-Hassen, Elm Creek, Murphy, Baker, French
  • 9. • www.threer iversparkdi strict.org/pa rks/
  • 10. State Parks/Preserves • Fort Snelling – Connects to Minnehaha Falls, Mendota – Soft, Flat Trails • “Sibley House” – South Bank of Minnesota River • Minnesota River trails through Dakota County and Bloomington • Good maps on State’s website • Other parks further away, worth the drive
  • 11. Other Metro Parks • Richfield: Wood Lake Nature Trail – hidden jewel along 35W • Edina: Bredesen Park • Bloomington: Lake Normandale • Lake Elmo Park Preserve – rolling prairies • Bunker Hills – Coon Rapids • Long Lake – New Brighton • Look at your community’s park website
  • 12. Dakota County • Lebanon Hills in Eagan – Nathan’s favorite Metro Park – 3 parks in 1 • Terrace Oaks in Burnsville, good 5K loop, very difficult • Hills and Soft trails!
  • 13. Regional Trails • SouthWest LRT Trails. Connect to Minneapolis commuter trails • Big River Trail in Eagan/Mendota • Gateway Trail – Stillwater to St. Paul
  • 14. Enjoy! • Always be open to new routes! • Look at Local Resources: – Websites – Books such as Minnesota Running Trails – Reviews by other runners • Take a wrong turn and explore!

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