West River Parkway

Description: This trail begins at Boom Island and follows the Mississippi River to Minnehaha Falls. It gives you a spectacular view of the Mississippi as well as a tour through downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota campus. You can also go North past 694.

Meeting location: Park in the lot at 1255 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. If there isn't any space in the lot, there is street parking North of Plymouth Ave near Pyres Brewing Company.

There is also parking on the East side of the river at Boom Island; it's $1/hour to park there.

Getting there: From I-94 just north of downtown, exit at Broadway and turn east. Turn right on West River Road and go about ½ mile. The parking lot is on the left just past Plymouth Avenue.

Length: About 8.9 miles one way from Boom Island to Minnehaha Falls.

Other nearby trails: This trail connects in Minnehaha Park to the Minnehaha Falls trail.