West River Road/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 on the street near 1582 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

There is a pay lot South of Plymouth Ave. on West River Parkway as well as on the East side of the river at Boom Island.

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.