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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 .

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


May 2016 Hikes

May 5, 2016: Minnehaha Falls Hike (Minneapolis) Hike Leader: Tom Ellerbe

Directions: From Highway 62 (Crosstown), take Cedar Avenue (Highway 77) north, past the bridge over the west end of Lake Nokomis and meet in the parking lot of Berganís Supervalu, 4715 Cedar Avenue South, just north of the intersection with Minnehaha Parkway. We canít park in Berganís parking lot so please park on one of the adjacent side streets.

May 12, 2016: Arden Hills/Twin City Arsenal Hike (St. Paul) Hike Leader: Chris Olson

Directions: The group will meet at the County Road I parking lot of the Rice Creek trail, east of I-35W. Take I-35W North from Minneapolis, exit on County Road I, and go East (right.) The parking lot is about 1/4 mile East of I-35W and is on the North side of the road.

May 19, 2016 : Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden (Minneapolis) Hike Leader: Linda Quammen

Directions: Take I-394 West and exit at Penn Avenue, then go south to the Frontage Road. Proceed west and turn north (right) on Theodore Wirth Parkway. Proceed north to Glenwood Ave. Turn right onto Glenwood, then turn left into the Wirth Beach parking lot. We will meet at the Wirth Beach pavilion and walk the path to the wildflower garden's back gate. (P) (P)

May 26, 2016: Langford Park Hike (St. Paul) Hike Leader: Chris Olson

Directions: From Hwy 280 exit on Energy Park Drive and go east to Raymond. Take a left on Raymond followed by a left on Blake, and then a left on Langford. Park along the park or surrounding streets. Weíll meet at the southern end of the park. (P) (P)


These Walk On The Wild Side: Thursday Night Hikes are also listed on MEET UP at

Twin Cities Indoor/Outdoor Sports & Recreation Meet Up Group.



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Last Updated: May 13, 2016.