Austin, Minnesota (MN) Trails & Maps

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  • Blazing Star State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Blazing Star State Trail is located in Albert Lea, near Minnesota's southern border. The town is known as "The Land Between the Lakes" and the trail sits on the northern shore of one the state's largest, Albert Lea Lake. You can begin your ...
  • Douglas State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 12.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Douglas State Trail occupies the railbed of the former Chicago Great Western Railway corridor between the cities of Rochester and Pine Island. Along the way, trail users are treated to a diverse landscape of verdant agricultural land, rolling ...
  • Douglas-Cascade Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Douglas-Cascade Trail extends 2 miles southeast towards downtown Rochester from the southern terminus of the Douglas State Trail. The paved trail, a portion of which follows the former Chicago Great Western Railroad, runs through an urban ...
  • Goodhue Pioneer State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 9.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Goodhue Pioneer State Trail is a work in progress as part of a planned 47-mile trail linking the cities of Red Wing, Goodhue, Zumbrota, Mazeppa, Bellechester and Pine Island along an abandoned railroad corridor. The line was originally constructed ...
  • Great River Ridge State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 13.03 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Great River Ridge State Trail runs for 13 miles between County Highway 9 just north of Eyota and 3rd Street SW just north of Wabasha Street in the town of Plainfield. There are plans to extend the trail another 2 miles south into the town ...
  • Hanson Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Hanson Trail is a paved, off-road alternative to State Route 9 in Forest City, Iowa. The trail parallels the road for its entire length through fertile farmland. Forest City and the Winnebago County Conservation Board recommend using ...
  • Harmony-Preston Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail runs for 18 miles on a north–south line between the town of Harmony and the Root River State Trail between Lanesboro and Fountain. The paved trail is mostly level, although a section just north of Harmony ...
  • Harry Cook Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Harry Cook Nature Trail runs for 2 miles from the edge of the small city of Osage, Iowa to the city's public Spring Park. The trail, which opened in the early 1990s, occupies the bed of an abandoned railroad corridor and winds through dense ...
  • Hynes Spur Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Hynes Spur Trail links the heart of Forest City, Iowa, with its municipal airport to the south. The short paved trail passes through Pammel Park and adjacent to the Bear Creek Golf Course, with views of the Winnebago River plentiful along ...
  • Mill Towns Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface:

    From Mill Town Trail : The Mill Towns State Trail will provide a connection between public and semi-public open spaces serving three counties and six communities. It is envisioned as a recreational investment that will link these communities ...
  • NIACC Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The NIACC Trail in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, connects the campus of North Iowa Area Community College with the edge of downtown Mason City. The trail provides a convenient and safe alternative to biking or walking on busy US 18 for students ...
  • Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Prairie Farmer Rec. Trail (a.k.a. Winneshiek County Trail) was named for a radio show once broadcast throughout the Midwest. The trail occupies the right-of-way of the former Milwaukee Railroad, which ran between Calmar to Cresco through ...
  • River Bend Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although short, the River Bend Trail provides access to a recreational gem, the River Bend Nature Center, a 750-acre park with woodlands, prairie, rivers, and ponds. Along the way, the paved trail runs through neighborhoods and nicely shaded ...
  • Root River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 42 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Along much of its route the Root River State Trail follows the winding course of its namesake river for 42 miles through the Minnesota towns of Fountain, Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford and Houston. The paved trail is mostly level, although ...
  • Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 39 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail is so nice they named it twice: Sakatah is the Dakota word for Singing Hills. The Dakota people of the Great Sioux Nation originally lived in this scenic part of Minnesota, where the Big Woods once met the prairie. A rail line was ...
  • Shooting Star State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 18.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Shooting Star State Trail is currently 19 miles long, an 8-foot-wide asphalt path from Le Roy (east) to Rose Creek (west). It follows an abandoned railroad bed of the Milwaukee Road, which once stretched from the Midwest through the Rocky Mountains. ...
  • Straight River Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Straight River Trail forms a backwards L as it runs north-south through Faribault and then curves west. The paved trail begins at the Cannon River Reservoir, then travels through woodlands in Two Rivers Park before heading south along the ...
  • Trolley Trail (Clear Lake/Mason City)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 6.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Most of northern Iowa's Trolley Trail is a straight line paralleling both 255th St./4th Ave. and the operational trolley tracks on the other side of the road. But what the Trolley Trail may lack in variety is more than made up for by its excellent ...
  • Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 18.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The 18.5 mile long Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail follows the abandoned Chicago Great Western Railway grade between Riceville and the Iowa/Minnesota State Line. The corridor was originally built by the Minnesota & Northwestern Railroad in 1886. ...
  • Winnebago Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Mason City's Winnebago Trail connects MacNider Campground, East Park, residential neighborhoods and the city's municipal swimming pool with the Lime Creek Nature Center just outside city limits. Along its entire route, the aptly-named trail ...
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