Biking & Hiking Trails in Anoka

Mississippi River Regional Trail

Category: Biking/Hiking Trails | Destination: Anoka

The new Mississippi River Regional Trail offers unique experiences for bikers and hikers in Anoka County. It is one of a few trails that combines regional and local parks and attractions. The new trail offers a link from Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park through the cities of Coon Rapids, Fridley and Columbia Heights into the Minneapolis parkway system. Many points of interest are located along the trail corridor and are briefly described on the reverse side.

The Mississippi River Regional Trail connects with a variety of other regional trails in the north-metro area. At Coon Rapids Dam the trail crosses over the dam walkway and connects to the North Hennepin Regional Trail which leads to Elm Creek Park Reserve. To the south of the dam, you can connect to Rice Creek Regional Trail West which follows Rice Creek east through the City of Fridley. The southern end of the trail connects with the City of Minneapolis’ St. Anthony Parkway system. North of the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, the trail continues to the City of Anoka.

Features

Length: 16.0 miles • Rating: 3/5 • Surface: Mostly asphalt, some on-road
Mississippi River Regional Trail

Rum River Regional Trail

Category: Biking/Hiking Trails | Destination: Anoka

The Rum River Trail begins in downtown Anoka and follows the Rum River upstream to County Road 116. Though two small sections in downtown Anoka are on streets, these sections are short and the streets are bikeable even for beginners. Interpretive signs describe the history of the area. North of downtown, the trail is incredibly well maintained; it seems like it has been paved yesterday (and maybe it was). The trail follows the sharply winding river north through fields and forests. A wonderful ride.

Features

Length: 3.1 miles • Rating: 4.5/5 • Surface: Asphalt
Rum River Regional Trail
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