Today’s hiking adventure began at Swede Hollow Park.
By descending down a long staircase, we started our adventure.
Swedehenge, a large stone exhibit, encompassed the lower level of the park. Informational historic markers lined the trail explaining the timeline of the park’s history.
We hiked out of Swede Hollow Park on the Bruce Vento Regional Trail.
We hiked under E. 7th Street through a very intriguing stone tunnel.
The bright colors of fall began to whisper through the greenery.
Downtown St. Paul and our State Capitol appear in the distance.
It was then on to Indian Mounds Park.
The park resides on the cliffs which offers great views of downtown St. Paul, the Mississippi River, and the train tracks below.
The fall colors were exploding as we hiked the trail through the park.
We continued our hike on the Samuel H. Morgan Regional Trail. The trail led us closer to the Mississippi River.
We hiked by the cliffs we were standing on earlier.
We continued hiking alongside the river passing under the Lafayette Bridge, Robert Street Bridge, and Wabasha Street Bridge. In order to loop back to our starting point, we hiked through downtown St. Paul capturing some fun photos along the way.
As we hiked along E. 7th Street, we passed by a fabulous neighborhood art exhibit.
Today’s urban hiking adventure was 10.5 miles.