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Beaver Island Trail

5.1 miles
The Beaver Island Trail, also known as the Tileston Mill Spur, is currently open in two disconnected segments. The larger segment follows the Mississippi River for more than two miles from the St. Cloud State University campus south to Montrose ...

Big Rivers Regional Trail

4.4 miles
Big Rivers Regional Trail meanders between limestone bluffs and river parkways, near the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Minnesota River. The trail is flat and occupies the former rail bed once belonging to the Minnesota Central ...

Brown's Creek State Trail

5.9 miles
The 5.9-mile Brown's Creek State Trail, which opened in October 2014, stretches from the St. Croix riverfront town of Stillwater to meet with the popular Gateway State Trail in the town of Grant. With this connection, trail users have direct ...

Bruce Vento Trail

7.5 miles
The Bruce Vento Regional Trail links the White Bear Lake area with the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary in St. Paul, along the Mississippi River. From the nature sanctuary the trail heads north through Swede Hollow Park and continues through a decidedly ...

Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail

4.5 miles
The Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail is an integral component of Hennepin County's extensive trail network, in which rail-trails feature prominently. The trail directly links 4 trails together: In the west, it branches off from both the similarly-named ...

Courthouse Loop Trail

1 miles
The Courthouse Loop Trail is one of several trails located in the Carver County city of Chaska. As the name suggests, the trail forms a loop around Courthouse Lake, which sits directly behind the Carver County Courthouse and other administrative ...

Dakota Rail Regional Trail

25.5 miles
Sections of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, which extends westward from the Minneapolis suburbs situated along Lake Minnetonka, have been opening since June 2009. The trail occupies the former Dakota Rail corridor, which ran for a total length ...

Dinkytown Greenway

1 miles
Although short, the Dinkytown Greenway provides an important connection in a biking network connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul. The trail begins near TCF Bank Stadium and runs through the University of Minnesota’s campus on the east bank of ...

Gandy Dancer Trail - Northern Section

51 miles
This 98-mile, "interstate" trail crosses into Minnesota and then back again into Wisconsin on its way from St. Croix Falls to its connection with the Saunders State Trail just south of Superior. In Wisconsin the trail is maintained and managed ...

Gateway State Trail

18.3 miles
The Gateway State Trail is an 18.3-mile paved pathway that runs between the city of St. Paul, through urban and suburban landscapes, then across the countryside to Pine Point County Park. It offers a superb mix of parks, lakes, wetlands and ...
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Glacial Lakes State Trail

30 miles
The 22-mile, original section of the paved Glacial Lakes State Trail follows the former right-of-way of the Burlington Northern Railroad between Willmar and near Paynesville, at the Kandiyohi and Stearns county line. The trail passes through ...

Great Northern Trail

4.6 miles
The Great Northern Trail offers a paved, north-south route across the City of Elk River on the northwestern outskirts of Minneapolis. For nearly 5 miles, the rail-trail winds through the community along a former railroad bed, ending at the Zimmerman ...

Hardwood Creek Regional Trail

9.5 miles
The Hardwood Creek Regional Trail is actually two parallel trails running along US 61 in rural Washington County, Minnesota. The paved trail is open for biking, walking, running and inline skating, while the adjacent grass trail is for equestrian ...

Heritage Trail/St. Anthony Falls (Stone Bridge)

1.8 miles
The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail is a two-mile loop along the Minneapolis riverfront within the St. Anthony Falls National Register Historic District. Maps, finding aids and the area's geological, engineering and industrial history are related ...

Hiawatha Trail (MN)

4.7 miles
Minnesota's Hiawatha Trail (also known as the Hiawatha LRT Trail) runs along a north-south route paralleling both Hiawatha Avenue and the Hiawatha Light Rail Line in Minneapolis. The trail connects downtown Minneapolis and the vibrant Cedar-Riverside ...

Kenilworth Trail

1.5 miles
The Kenilworth Trail runs through dense forest along the eastern side of Minnesota's Cedar Lake. Occasionally, trail users can catch glimpses of some of the stately residences in the ritzy Minneapolis neighborhood of Kenwood, which occupies ...

Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail

15 miles
The Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail begins in downtown Hopkins, just a few blocks north of the eastern endpoint of the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail. The 15-mile trail (as you might guess) skirts the edge of Lake Minnetonka on ...
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Lake Wobegon Trail

62 miles
As fans of public radio could tell you, this trail's namesake is the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, made famous by author and radio personality Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion. Along the 10-foot wide paved trail, you'll find small ...

Luce Line State Trail

76.7 miles
The Luce Line State Trail follows a former railroad grade and accommodates biking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling and cross-county skiing. The rail-trail heads west from urban Minneapolis through Minnesota's rural landscape, ...
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Midtown Greenway (MN)

5.5 miles
The 5.5-mile Midtown Greenway follows a former railroad corridor through south Minneapolis, heading due west from the Mississippi River to the neighborhood of West Calhoun in the scenic Chain of Lakes Area. The paved pathway is only 1 block ...

Mill Towns Trail

26 miles
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 ...

Minneapolis Diagonal Trail

3 miles
The Minneapolis Diagonal Trail (also known as the Northeast Diagonal Trail) is primarily a commuter route offering grade-separated crossings of Interstate 35W. The trail links an industrial area north of the University of Minnesota with the ...

Minnehaha Trail

5 miles
Minnehaha Trail connects two popular parks in the Twin Cities as it follows the course of the Mississippi River through a corridor that is a mix of woodland and open areas. On its southern end, in St. Paul, is Fort Snelling State Park with ...

Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail

13 miles
The Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail runs southwest from the Minneapolis suburb of Hopkins to the eastern edge of Chaska. The 13-mile trail occupies a former rail corridor originally built by the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway and ...
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Minnesota Valley State Trail

27.1 miles
NOTE: The trail suffered severe damage from flooding in 2011 and some sections are closed. Check with the MN Dept. of Natural Resources for updates. The Minnesota Valley Trail is used by cyclists, equestrians, hikers, snowmobilers and cross-country ...
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Mississippi River Regional Trail (Dakota County)

19 miles
The Mississippi River Regional Trail running through eastern Dakota County is a segment of a larger, regional trail system that is itself part of the National Park Service’s Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. The trail is currently ...

North Cedar Lake Regional Trail/Cedar Lake Trail

9 miles
This paved trail links Minneapolis' Warehouse District to both the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail and Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail in Hopkins. The trail is mostly urban at the eastern terminus—where it is most often called the Cedar ...

Rocori Trail

3.1 miles
Minnesota’s Rocori Trail—named for the three small towns through which it will eventually run (Rockville, Cold Spring and Richmond)—currently has two disconnected segments open for use. The first section of trail opened in 2009 in the quaint ...

Soo Line Recreational Trail

10.5 miles
The Soo Line Recreational Trail is a continuation of the Soo Line Trail (southern route) just north of Royalton, Minnesota. This 10-mile segment, however, does not permit motorized uses, unlike its connecting segment to the northeast. The ...

Soo Line Trail - Southern Route

105.6 miles
The Soo Line Trail Southern Route is more popularly known as the Soo Line South ATV Trail. The converted rail-trail runs for 105.6 miles in Minnesota between Royalton and the Minnesota–Wisconsin state line east of Pleasant Valley. The Soo Line ...

St. Cloud River Walk

0.6 miles
The St. Cloud River Walk, stretching just over a half mile, is nestled between the St. Cloud State University campus and the tree-lined western bank of the Mississippi River. For a longer trip, you can pick up the Beaver Island Trail, which ...

Sunrise Prairie Trail

16.2 miles
The Sunrise Prairie Trail runs north–south atop an abandoned right-of-way along a Burlington Northern Rail corridor, traversing residential neighborhoods in the towns and mostly farmland in the middle. The trail also runs through hardwood forests ...

Swedish Immigrant Trail

20 miles
From Chisago County Parks : The goal of the Swedish Immigrant Trail Project is to build and maintain a 20 mile, multi-use, hard surface trail that provides a safe route for recreation and alternative transportation, while interpreting and ...

West River Parkway

8.9 miles
The West River Parkway Trail extends between N. Plymouth Avenue opposite Boom Island Park and Ford Parkway in Minnehaha Park, where you can join the Minnehaha Trail. The trail follows the Mississippi River south (down stream) to Minnehaha Falls ...