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Afton to Lakeland Trail

4 miles
The Afton to Lakeland Trail links its namesake towns on the Minnesota side of the Saint Croix River. The trail runs between Pike Avenue near the Afton City Hall and Hudson Rd./8th St. at Crocker Park in Lakeland. The flat trail parallels County ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Cannon Valley Trail

19.7 miles
The Cannon Valley Trail connects the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing on a former Chicago Great Western Railway line. Motorized vehicles and pets are not allowed on the trail, so hikers, bicyclers, in-line skaters and cross-country ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Dakota Rail Regional Trail

26.6 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 ...
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Gravel

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 ...
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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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Crushed Stone

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 ...
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Grass

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 ...
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Grass

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 ...
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Hudson to Lakeland/Afton Trail

1.6 miles
The Hudson to Lakeland/Afton Trail begins at Buckeye Street in Hudson, Wisconsin, not far from the eastern bank of the St. Croix River. The paved trail parallels 2nd Street, heading south through Birkmose Park and offers views of the water and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
Crushed Stone

Lake Phalen Trail

3.2 miles
Lake Phalen Trail offers a 3-mile paved loop around a popular lake in St. Paul. The tree-dotted pathway offers views of the lake on one side and pleasant neighborhoods on the other. It is nestled within Phalen Regional Park, which provides parking, ...
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Luce Line Trail

72.9 miles
The Luce Line 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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Crushed Stone
Grass

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
Crushed Stone

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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Crushed Stone

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 ...
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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 ...
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River Bend Trail

1 miles
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 ...
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River to River Greenway

7.5 miles
The mighty Mississippi and Minnesota River are the two waterways connected by the River to River Greenway. (The project was formerly known by the less colorful moniker North Urban Regional Trail.) Spanning nearly 8 miles, the trail is part of ...
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Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

39 miles
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 ...
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St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail

1.8 miles
The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail offers a nearly two-mile loop along the Minneapolis riverfront within the St. Anthony Falls National Register Historic District. Interpretive signage along the way provides information on the area's geological, ...
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Straight River Trail

8 miles
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 ...
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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 ...
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Swedish Immigrant Trail

3.4 miles
The developing Swedish Immigrant Trail will one day span 22 miles from Taylors Falls on the banks of the St. Croix River to the central Minnesota town of Wyoming. The paved trail will run east-west trail across Chisago County paralleling Highway ...
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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 ...
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