Minneapolis Skyway

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Elevation Gain4ft
Trailhead Elevation850ft
Elevation Min/Max849/851ft
Elevation Start/End850/850ft

Minneapolis Skyway

Minneapolis Skyway is a hiking trail in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is within Loring Park. It is 7.5 miles long and begins at 850 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 4 feet. Government Center Garage, 4th Street Ramp C, 110 Grant Apartments Resident Parking, Gateway Municipal Garage, 5th Street Ramp B, Jerry Haaf Memorial Garage, 517 Marquette Garage, and other parkings, the Foshay Tower Museum/Observation Deck and Wells Fargo Museum museums, and the Inner Search artwork are near the trailhead. There are also a bicycle parking and drinking water. The Historic Wesley Center community centre can be seen along the trail. There are also parkings along the trail.

Minneapolis Skyway Professional Reviews and Guides

"There are over 100 miles of Grand Round trails that surround the city, so needless to
say that this route connecting a number of the trails into a loop around Minneapolis
offers a diverse look at the area."

"The license plates—“Land of 10,000 Lakes”—are misleading. The number of lakes is actually closer to 15,000. Throw the Mississippi River into the equation, and you can see how the preponderance of water dominates life in the Twin Cities. With 949 lakes lying within the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, outdoor recreation is an important part of people’s daily routines. There is an estimated acre of parkland for every forty-three Twin Citians, ranging from grassy city oases and the famed Minnehaha Falls in south Minneapolis to public parks that contain everything from Indian burial mounds to botanical gardens.

The abundant natural beauty that enthralls both visitors and residents of Minneapolis–St. Paul also tantalized seventeenth-century French explorer Jean Nicolet, who traveled south from Canada along the Northwest Passage seeking a route to China. Instead, Nicolet found Dakota and Ojibwe tribes, eager to exchange fur pelts for blankets, knives, tobacco, and tools. This eTrail is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions."

"The Twin Cities is second only to New York City in live theater performances and attendance per capita, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis. Since the 1920s, the Orpheum, State, and Pantages Theatres have opened their stages to the likes of the Marx brothers, Jack Benny, George Burns and Gracie Allen, and, more recently, live productions of The Lion King—which premiered at the Orpheum—and The Graduate, starring Kathleen Turner. All three venues also offer great live music and comedy, with touring acts as varied as Margaret Cho, Eric Idle, Bebel Gilberto, and Modest Mouse. This walk takes you through this historic neighborhood, as well as all the cool places to hang out before and after theater events."

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Jul 2018