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Map of the recreational trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

LENGTH:

100 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Minneapolis

HIGHLIGHTS:

local parks, bridges over the Mississippi River, museums, playgrounds, athletic fields

NEARBY TRAILS:

Cedar Lake Regional Trail

Mississippi River Trail East

East Mississippi River Gorge Trail

Midtown Greenway

Minnehaha Regional Trail

Hiawatha LRT Trail

North Cedar Lake Regional Trail

Luce Line Regional Trail

Shingle Creek Trail

Mississippi River Regional Trail

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Minneapolis

Regional Trails

The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway consists of around 50 miles of parkways that are located throughout Minneapolis. There are over 100 miles of paved recreational trails within these greenways. The segments include: the Downtown Riverfront, the Chain of Lakes, Minnehaha, the Mississippi River, the Northeast section, the Victory Memorial and the Theodore Wirth section.

The trail includes numerous parks with lush woodlands, playgrounds, picnic areas, athletic fields, lakes and views of the Mississippi River and Downtown Minneapolis Skyline. Along the trail you will find interesting sculptures and other art works, lovely landscaping, informational signage, bits of Minneapolis History and lanes for bikes and pedestrians along the many bridges for crossing the Mississippi River.

Conditions

The trails along the Ground Rounds Scenic Byway are paved for the entire route. the trail system is not continuous at this point in time. The trails are open for bike riding, walking and running. There may be areas where cyclists need to dismount.

Points of Interest

The trails along the Ground Rounds Scenic Byway go past the following points of interest:

Orvin Olson Park Mississippi Gorge Regional Park
Broadway Avenue Bridge Dowling Elementary School
Plymouth Avenue Bridge Minnehaha Creek Park
Boom Island Lighthouse Minnehaha Creek
Noth Loop Playground Lake Nokomis Community Center
 Hennipin Avenue Bridge Lake Nokomis
First Bridge Park Lynnhurst Field
Mill Ruins Park Burroughs Elementary School
St.anthony Falls Lake Harriet
Xcel Energy Water Park Lake Calhoun
Gold Medal Park Cedar Lake
35W Bridge Memorial Brownie Lake Park
10th Avenue Bridge Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
Northern Pacific Bridge Number 9 Theodore Wirth Park & Golf Course
West Bank Softball Fields Victory Memorial Park
U.M. Medical Center Loring Elementary School
SE Washington Avenue Bridge Webber Park
Riverside Park North Mississippi Regional Park
E. Franklin Avenue Bridge Marshall Terrace Park
White Sands Beach Columbia Park and Golf Course
Minnehaha Academy - Upper School Deming Heights Park
Nearby Trails

The trails of the Ground Round Scenic Byway intersect numerous other recreational trails in Minneapolis.

Cedar Lake Trail: the two trails intersect to the southeast of N. 4th Avenue and W. River Parkway.

Mississippi River Trail East: this trail is on the east banks of the Mississippi River near Nicolette Island and Hennepin Island.

East Mississippi River Gorge Trail: this trail is located on the east side of the Mississippi River near the Univesity of Minnesota campus.

Midtown Greenway: the two trails intersect to the north of E. 27th Street and w. River Parkway.

Minnehaha Regional Trail: the two trails intersect at Minnehaha Park soth of E. 46th Street.

Hiawatha LRT Trail: the two trails intersect at Minnehaha Park south of E. 46th Street.

Cedar Lake Regional Trail: the two trails intersect between Lake Calhoun and Cedar Lake.

North Cedar Lake Regional Trail: the two trails intersect to the north of Cedar Lake.

Luce Line Regional Trail: the two trails intersect at Theodore Wirth Park.

Bassett Creek Trail: the two trails intersect at Theodore Wirth Park.

Shingle Creek Trail: the two trails intersect at N 44th Avenue and Fremont Avenue N.

Mississippi River Regional Trail: the two trails intersect on the east banks of the Mississippi River near the 42nd Avenue Trail

Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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