Mississippi River Trail Guide Introduction
This guide focuses on nine segments of the river from the city of Anoka in the northern reaches of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area to South St. Paul and Hastings at its southern tip. Road or trail construction may change or block routes temporarily.
Point your cursor at the map numbers below to see areas contained on each map. Clicking will take you to a description of the area and a link to a larger map.
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Did You Know?
At Lake Itasca, the elevation of the Mississippi River is 1,475 feet above sea level. It drops to sea level at the Gulf of Mexico. More than half of that drop occurs within the state of Minnesota.