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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

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Address: 400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
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+1 612-661-4800

40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city

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AMAZING outdoor journey in the SUMMER & FALL

This is such a beautiful & scenic place to walk, bicycle & run. If you're on a date, also a great place to go.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mike B
Minneapolis, United States
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Minneapolis, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is such a beautiful & scenic place to walk, bicycle & run. If you're on a date, also a great place to go.

Thank Mike B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed biking this destination. I saw parts of the city that I never had before. It took a little longer than expected due to construction and losing the path in one spot. All in all a great long ride with easy to follow path. Beautiful. Bring lots of water and snacks to make it thru.

Thank 711elf
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Minneapolis deserves its reputation as a top bike friendly city. The Grand Rounds is a huge loop that circles the city and provides a good over view of this beautiful community.

Thank JohnM562
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very beautiful. In the most amazing part of the city. Near great hotels, food, bars and music. Great for the family and across the street from the walker art center.

Thank Briand1163
Mpls, United States
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

We always love cruizin' the the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway on our motorcycle when the weather is nice. Looking at the architecture of the community's residences and their well maintained landscaping, to the canoers and kayakers on the lakes, to the rollerbladers, bikers and dog walkers on the paths, there's always something to look at!

Thank Janice B
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Grand Rounds trail winds through the jewel box of lakes in South Minneapolis - Harriet, Calhoun, Cedar, Isles and Nokomis with safe and minimal contact with traffic. You can go round and round for days, or end up at the wonderful Tin Fish restaurant while you appreciate the amazing magnificence of the Minnehaha Falls. This part of the trail is... More 

Thank Mary B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Minneapolis is a bicycler's Eden, with numerous dedicated paved and gravel trails along with street-side lanes covering hundreds of miles. I'd characterize Grand Rounds as a "foundational" path looping much of the city and Mississippi River, with radial spokes of suburban trails intersecting along the way. My opinion is that some of the other suburban trails are in better shape... More 

Thank Michael K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Grand Rounds is without a doubt a gem in the twin cities for outdoor recreation. I circumvent the entire route several times a year. Great places to people watch, stop for a snack, and just experience Minneapolis!

Thank kirkatk
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Grand Rounds is a series of connected parkways (real parkways-- not those freeways they call parkways out east. These are 25 mph, mostly two lane, some one-way, through parks) around most of the city's lakes, along Minnehaha Creek and along the Mississippi River. Separate bike and pedestrian paths. A fantastic all day bike ride-- winter or summer (the paths... More 

Thank sheldon m
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

really nice trail system, signs everywhere, fun places to stop for a snack or coffee or cold beverage. Trails are really crowded on warm summer afternoons, go earlier if you want to avoid the crowds.

Thank Aud L

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