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Walk on the Wild Side: Thursday Night Hikes

Interested hikers and walkers are invited to join the Walk on the Wild Side Thursday Night hikers, an aggregation of hiking enthusiasts from the Minnesota Rovers, the North Star Ski Touring Club, the Sierra Club, and others, for an evening of hiking, conversation, and conviviality.

The group schedules hikes Thursday nights March through December, rain or shine/hot or cold. The hikes are open to any interested hiker or walker. Hikes begin at 7:00 PM and conclude at approximately 8:30 PM. There is no cost to participate. Hikes are moderately paced and typically cover about four miles. If you have questions, email Chris Olson .

Articles mentioning the group that may be of interest can be found at
The Line and Star Tribune.


November 2014 Hikes

Click each hike's name for more information.

November 6, 2014: Medicine Lake Hike (Plymouth)

Hike Leader: Chris Olson

Directions: Take I-394 west of Minneapolis and exit on Hwy 169. Go north on Hwy 169 and exit at Plymouth Avenue/13th Avenue North. At the end of the long exit ramp, go west (left) on 13th Avenue North, back under Hwy. 169, and turn north (right) at the first intersection, the Frontage Road(County Hwy. 18/Kilmer Lane North.) Continue north on the Frontage Road (County Hwy. 18/Kilmer Lane North) approximately 1/3 mile, to 17th Avenue North, and turn west (left) onto 17th Avenue North. The park is one block west and the street ends in the parking lot for the park. Meet in the parking lot for the park (1740 East Medicine Lake Boulevard).

November 13, 2014: Summit Avenue West End Hike (St. Paul)

Hike Leader: Tom Ellerbe

Directions: From I-94, take the Snelling Avenue exit and proceed South to Summit Avenue. Go East (Left) on Summit Avenue mile to Hamline Avenue. We will start the hike from the Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue, on the corner of Hamline Avenue and Summit Avenue.

November 20, 2014: Minnehaha Park/Fort Snelling Hike (South Minneapolis)

Hike Leader: Linda Quammen

Directions: From Hiawatha Avenue/MN Highway 55, south of downtown Minneapolis, proceed to 46th Street and turn east and immediately past the Holiday Gas Station, turn south onto the strip mall access road. Continue along the strip mall access road to the south end of the mall. The group will meet just north of the Bridgeman Embers restaurant. The trail to Minnehaha Park is about block south.

November 27, 2014: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! - No Hike


December 2014 Hikes

December 4, 2014: Midsection Gateway Trail Hike (Maplewood/North St. Paul)

December 11, 2014: West St. Paul Hike (West St. Paul)

December 18, 2014: SW Hennepin County Regional LRT Trail Hike (Hopkins)

December 25, 2014: Merry Christmas! No Hike


Listing of Hikes

Thursday Night Hikes hike directory (alphabetic)
Thursday Night Hikes hike directory (geographical)

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Links to Other Outdoor Activities

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Last Updated: November 27, 2014.