Rochester, Minnesota (MN) Trails & Maps

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  • Blazing Star State 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chippewa River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 38.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chippewa River State Trail runs for nearly 40 miles between Eau Claire and Durand, with plans to extend the trail farther north. The route partly follows an abandoned railroad corridor of the Milwaukee Road. Much of the trail is urban and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Great River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 24 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Great River State Trail follows the shores of the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin. The trail meanders through 24.4 miles of river marsh, thick hardwood forests and bucolic farmland. It is a wonderful nature escape and a reflection ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
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