The Mississippi River Regional Trail offers unique experiences for bikers and hikers in Anoka County. It is one of the few trails that combines regional, local parks, and attractions. The 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.
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.
Trail along transit route in Fridley Route 852East River Road from I-694 to Osborne Road Northstar Route 888Fridley Station (Park and Ride lot) Route 850 & 852.5 miles away from Egret & Coon Rapids Blvd Traveler Route 805 in Anoka, connects to Route 766 at Ferry Street Express 887Ramsey Northstar Station and Rail Route 888