North Oaks, Minnesota (MN) Trails & Maps

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  • Afton to Lakeland Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Big Rivers Regional Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 5.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 5.9-mile Brown's Creek State Trail, which opened October 2014, is the latest addition to Minnesota's amazing trail system. The rail-trail stretches from the St. Croix riverfront town of Stillwater to meet with the popular Gateway State Trail ...
  • Bruce Vento Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Cannon Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 19.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Cattail State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 17.8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    The Cattail State Trail runs for nearly 18 miles along an old railroad corridor between the communities of Amery and Almena, passing through the village of Turtle Lake in between. The trail traverses forests, farms, wetlands and remnants of ...
  • Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    State: MN
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 25.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 51 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Gandy Dancer Trail - Southern Section

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 47 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The 98-mile Gandy Dancer Trail runs along the old Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad corridor from St. Croix Falls north to Superior. The trail is separated into two sections: the 51-mile northern section (between Superior ...
  • 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 Northern Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 4.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 9.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Grass

    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 ...
  • Hiawatha Trail (MN)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Interlink Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Interlink Trail connects the southern end of Wisconsin’s portion of the 47-mile Gandy Dancer Trail with Interstate Park in St. Croix Falls. Along the way, the Polk County Information Center offers restrooms, parking and resources for visitors ...
  • Interstate State Park to Taylors Falls Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 2.75 miles
    Surface: Grass

    Interstate State Park near Taylors Falls has a small network of trails along the St. Croix River. One trail, the Railroad Trail, runs for 1.5 miles on the northwest side of US 8/State Rt. 95 somewhat removed from the river and among a densely ...
  • Kenilworth Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Luce Line State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 76.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

    The Luce Line State Trail follows a former railroad grade and accommodates biking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling and cross-county skiing. From Plymouth the trail now continues east on a paved route toward Minneapolis, ...
  • Midtown Greenway (MN)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    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 ...
  • Minneapolis Diagonal Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Minnesota Valley State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 25.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • North Cedar Lake Regional Trail/Cedar Lake Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 7.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail (Stone Arch Bridge)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Stower Seven Lakes State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 13.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Stower Seven Lakes State Trail runs for nearly 14 miles along an old railroad corridor between Amery and Dresser, passing through the towns of Deronda, Wanderoos and Nye. In Amery, the trail begins at Harriman Avenue, heading west. If you ...
  • Sunrise Prairie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Grass

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 8.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Wildwood Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 7.6 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Wildwood Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way once owned by the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company. The trail runs between Woodville and Spring Valley and is open to snowmobilers in winter. Through Woodville the trail ...
  • Willard Munger State Trail (Gateway Segment)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 18.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Gateway State Trail is an 18.3-mile-long pathway that is part of the Willard Munger State Trail system. The paved trail runs between the city of St. Paul, through urban and suburban landscapes, then across the countryside to Pine Point County ...
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