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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Best urban biking in the U.S.

Miles and miles of paved bike trails in good condition that circle Minneapolis, wind around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Beautiful Tour of Minneapolis

If you have a car, this series of parkways is a wonderful driving tour of the neighbourhoods, parks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“bike route” (4 reviews)
400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Miles and miles of paved bike trails in good condition that circle Minneapolis, wind around the lakes (Harriet, Calhoun, Isles, and part of Cedar), run alongside the Mississippi river, and hug Minnehaha Creek. Cool and shady on many parts of the ride. Fall provides beautiful...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a car, this series of parkways is a wonderful driving tour of the neighbourhoods, parks and lakes in Minneapolis. We recommend stopping for lunch or a drink on the lakeshore at Harriet Lake.

Thank SolsticeCalgary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great combination of urban, rural, and forested bike paths. Great biking city. Very easy ride for the 24 mile circuit around Minneapolis.

Thank richbradway
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

As I understand forefathers in Minneapolis had the vision well over 100 years ago of scenic byways linking parks that would encircle the emerging mill town on the banks of the Mississippi River. Now this beautiful midwestern metropolis boasts some of the most scenic outdoor...More

1  Thank JohnM562
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The first thing I'd do if I was going to thoroughly enjoy the Grand Rounds would be to get a detailed map of the entire route so I had a good indication of all the side trips and connecting trail ways I was going to...More

1  Thank Wavetamer9999
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A wonderful way to spend a summer day in Minneapolis whether you are biking, walking, jogging, having a picnic or just a walk in the park. We biked around Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun making stops along the way. Plenty of activities to enjoy, beautiful...More

Thank bj8658
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Gives you a great cross section of Minneapolis Minnesota. From the river to back industrial and back streets.

Thank fred392
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We did a big loop around Minneapolis. We started at the Sculpture garden. We took the trail into downtown and visited a brewery. Next we biked along the river down to Minnehaha falls and a bite to eat. We biked along the lakes and back...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Grand Rounds are an excellent way to see Minneapolis! Scenic views, nice bike paths, fun places to stop for food and drinks, etc!

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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
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