Fitness Hikes

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Hike On in 2017

Gather your friends to explore the Washington County Parks Trail system for guided fitness hikes. 

1-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. Trails are a mix of turf, gravel, grass, snow and pavement depending on trail conditions, time of year and location. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early. If light rain, class will go on as scheduled. For ages 13+ (all minors must be accompanied by an adult).

These programs are free with a parks vehicle permit ($7/day or $30/annual) with the exception of Free Tuesdays and the Historic Courthouse. For Historic Courthouse hikes we do ask for a $10 donation/person to support the restoration fund.         

Washington County Programs and Events


All guided fitness hikes are the Lake Elmo Park Reserve on Thursdays from 9 - 10 a.m. and will meet at the Nordic Center.
• March 23  July 13  October 17*
• April 6  July 27  October 19
• April 20  August 10  November 2
• May 4  August 24  November 16
• May 18  September 7  November 30
• June 1  September 21  December 7
• June 15  October 3*
• June 29  October 5
 *Tuesday Night Hike: 6 - 7 p.m.
Free Tuesday Fitness Hikes Park Location Time/Meeting Location
May 2 Big Marine Park Reserve 6 - 7 p.m./Playground
June 6 Pine Point Park 6 - 7 p.m./Entrance Kiosk
July 4 Washington County Historic Courthouse 6 - 7 p.m./Front Stairs
August 1 St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park 6 - 7 p.m./Hilltop Pavilion

Hike On with History

The Washington County Historic Courthouse invites you to experience a guided, 60 minute Historic Stairs Fitness Hike in beautiful downtown Stillwater. Hikes will include a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way with a little history mixed throughout. Hikes traverse uneven and steep historic staircases, paved trail, and sidewalks. Please wear athletic footwear and dress for the weather.  The Historic Courthouse is located at 101 W. Pine St, Stillwater, MN 55082. 
​For more information call 651-275-7075.


Historic Fitness Hikes are on the first Saturday of the month from 9 - 10 a.m.
• May 6  July 1
• June 3  August 5