Running Trails in Minnesota

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  • Afton to Lakeland Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 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 ...
  • Agassiz Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 52.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Agassiz Recreational Trail connects the towns of Ulen, Twin Valley, Gary, Fertile, and Crookston. A total of 52-miles, this trail runs parallel to Highway 32 and 102 uninterrupted and allows for users to get not only to other towns, but ...
  • Alborn-Pengilly Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 42 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    The Alborn-Pengilly Trail runs for 42 miles along an abandoned railroad corridor between Pengilly and Alborn. The easy terrain is a mix of woodland, lakes and wetlands, open space and the occasional cultivated field. It passes through the small ...
  • Arrowhead State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 135 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Arrowhead State Trail runs between the Taconite State Trail at Pike River Flowage near Peyla and to 3 miles south of International Falls (east of I-71 near Chapple). The trail is popular among snowmobilers, and nearly 70 miles of the 135-mile ...
  • Bear Island Lake Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 21.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    Much of Bear Island Lake Trail passes through Bear Island Lake State Forest in Minnesota's northern reaches, near Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The lake itself is huge, with Bear Island in the middle. The surrounding ...
  • Beaver Island Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 4.4 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 ...
  • Blazing Star State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 6 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 ...
  • Blue Ox Trail (Voyageur Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 96.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    The Blue Ox–Voyageur Trail is a multi-use trail that permits ATVs and snowmobiles. It also accommodates mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians along the former railroad right-of-way between International Falls and Lake Bemidji State Park. The ...
  • Bottineau Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The over 3-mile long Bottineau Trail runs through the small town of Red Lake Falls to a rural area to its north. The trail is named after Pierre Bottineau, a Minnesota frontiersman who died in the community in 1895. Scenery along the rail-trail ...
  • 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 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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 7.5 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 ...
  • C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 146 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail extends more than 140 miles through some of Minnesota's most spectacular scenery, winding through the rugged woodlands that line the shore of Lake Superior. Duluth, the trail's southern gateway, was built ...
  • 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 ...
  • Casey Jones State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 20.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Grass, Gravel

    One of the first state trails authorized by Minnesota when state trail legislation was passed in the 1960s, the Casey Jones State Trail currently consists of three separate segments. The rail-trail is named for the engineer immortalized in the ...
  • Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 4.5 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 ...
  • Central Lakes State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 55 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Central Lakes State Trail opened in phases since the purchase of an abandoned Burlington Northern Railroad corridor by the State of Minnesota in 1992. The final segment of the trail was completed in 2005, marking the ideal end of a partnership ...
  • Circle L Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Circle L Trail follows an abandoned logging railroad grade, which was used during the logging of the Bigfork River valley during the early 1900s. The trail passes through George Washington State Forest and also past the sites of old logging ...
  • Circle T Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 39.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Circle T Trail forms a giant loop through the George Washington State Forest in the potholed lake region of northern Minnesota. The remote trail is one in a series of trails in the region and mostly used by snowmobilers. The trail loops ...
  • Cloquet Valley State Forest Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 29 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    Cloquet Valley State Forest, north of Duluth, has several miles of trails that are open to snowmobiles, ATVs, off-road motorcycles and hiking. For more information and maps, contact the Cloquet Valley State Forest.
  • 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 ...
  • Cuyuna Lakes State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cuyuna Lakes State Trail winds its way through pine forests along the shores of some of Minnesota's many lakes. The trail traverses the 5,000-acre Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. When complete it will be about 30 miles, from Aitkin ...
  • Dairyland Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 6.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Phase one of the development of central Minnesota's Dairyland Trail was completed in April 2013, allowing trail users to hike, bike or ride their horse for nearly 7 miles between the small towns of Elrosa and Greenwald. The trail, named in recognition ...
  • Dakota Rail Regional Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 26.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Duluth Lakewalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Duluth Lakewalk extends between Canal Park and S. 60th Avenue E. near University Park. The southern half of the trail follows the shore of Lake Superior quite closely from the south end to 26th Avenue, where it then veers inland a few blocks, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Gateway State Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    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 ...
  • Gitchi-Gami State Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 28.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    When completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will traverse 88 paved miles between the cities of Two Harbors and Grand Marais on Lake Superior's northern shore. Currently, several segments, totaling over 25 miles, are open between the two endpoints. ...
  • Glacial Lakes State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 29 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Glacial Lakes State Trail, which follows the former right-of-way of the Burlington Northern Railroad, is currently open in two disconnected segments. The longer of the two runs between Willmar and Paynesville. Along this stretch, the trail ...
  • Goodhue Pioneer State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 9.7 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, Grass

    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 ...
  • Great River Ridge State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 13 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 Plainview. There are plans to extend the trail another 2 miles south into the town ...
  • Greenway of Greater Grand Forks

    State: MN, ND
    Length: 21.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Greenway of Greater Grand Forks offers a scenic, paved route winding more than 20 miles along both banks of the Red River, straddling the border between Minnesota and North Dakota. On the north end of the trail on the North Dakota side, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Harmony-Preston Valley State 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 ...
  • Heartland State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 49 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Heartland State Trail is one of many long-distance trails managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. When established in 1974, it became one of the first rail-trail conversions in the country. The nearly 50-mile trail connects ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hudson to Lakeland/Afton Trail

    State: MN, WI
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Interstate State Park to Taylors Falls Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 2.75 miles
    Surface: Dirt, 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 ...
  • Iron Ore Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 11.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Iron Trail follows an old railroad corridor for 15 miles between the towns of Tower and Embarrass in northern Minnesota's Boundary Waters region. The trail traverses a mix of boreal forest and open spaces through a landscape of wetlands, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lake Phalen Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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, ...
  • Lake Wobegon Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 60 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Longyear Lake Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Longyear Lake Trail encircles its namesake lake in the city of Chisholm, Minnesota. On the southeast side of the trail at 4th Avenue, trail users can connect directly with the 115-mile Mesabi Trail.
  • Luce Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 72.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

    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, ...
  • Mesabi Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 115 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    Running through the colorful heart of northern Minnesota's Iron Range region, the Mesabi Trail is well on its way to becoming one of the finest long-distance paved trails in the U.S. when complete, the trail will run for 145 miles between Grand ...
  • 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 River State Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 12.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    When complete, the Minnesota River State Trail will stretch from Big Stone Lake State Park north of Ortonville to Le Sueur, a distance of more than 175 miles. Currently, three disconnected segments of the trail are open, providing approximately ...
  • Minnesota Valley State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 27.1 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 ...
  • Mississippi River Regional Trail (Dakota County)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 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 ...
  • North Minnesota River Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved North Minnesota River Trail hugs its namesake river for much of its journey on the western end of Mankato. Along the way, it offers views of the river, limestone cliffs and the city. From its southern end, you can access popular Sibley ...
  • Paul Bunyan State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 119.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Note: As of January 2016, trail users should use caution on the Paul Bunyan State Trail between Nisswa and Jenkins due to the State Highway 371 realignment project, which is expected to last through the fall of 2016. Although the trail will ...
  • Rainy Lake Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 12.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rainy Lake Trail offers a scenic route of nearly 13 miles through Northern Minnesota woodlands, marshlands, and lakefront neighborhoods from International Falls to the stunning Voyageurs National Park. Beginning in downtown International ...
  • Red Jacket Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Red Jacket Trail begins at the restored depot along the banks of the Minnesota River west of downtown Mankato and runs to the village of Rapidan. The popular route utilizes three converted railroad trestles, including the stunning Red Jacket ...
  • 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 ...
  • River to River Greenway

    State: MN
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Rocori Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shingobee Connection Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 6.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Shingobee Connection Trail, spanning nearly 7 miles, offers a key link between two much longer rail-trails—the Paul Bunyan State Trail and Heartland State Trail—making it possible to travel more than 175 continuous paved miles through central ...
  • Shooting Star State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 18.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Shooting Star State Trail connects four small towns in southeastern Minnesota: Le Roy, Taopi, Adams, and Rose Creek. At nearly 19 miles long, the paved pathway offers a beautiful array of countryside views as it follows the Upper Iowa River, ...
  • Soo Line Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 - Northern Route

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 148 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    The Soo Line North Trail travels for 148 miles through forest and bog between Moose Lake in the south and Cass Lake in the north. The trail, which is popular with ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter, runs through Hill River State ...
  • Soo Line Trail - Southern Route

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 105.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    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 ...
  • South Route Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 8.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The South Route Trail begins in Minneopa State Park, known for its beautiful waterfalls and views of the Minnesota River Valley. Heading southeast from the park, following County Road 90, you'll pass through open areas with some hilly terrain. ...
  • St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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, ...
  • St. Cloud River Walk

    State: MN
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sunrise Prairie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 16.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Superior Hiking Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 310 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Superior Hiking Trail is a long distance footpath modeled after the Appalachian Trail that follows the shore of Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. The trail is 1,750 feet above sea level and more than 1,000 feet above Lake Superior. ...
  • Swedish Immigrant Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Taconite State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 165 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Taconite State Trail runs for 165 miles between Grand Rapids and Ely, Minnesota, but only the first 6 miles in Grand Rapids are paved. Most of the trail is used in winter for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, while mountain bikers and ...
  • Tomahawk Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 72.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass

    The Tomahawk Trail runs for just over 72 miles through the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota. The remote trail is one in a series of regional snowmobile trails that you can also hike. It begins at the Taconite State Trail just ...
  • Wapiti Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 50.17 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    The Wapiti Trail is primarily used by snowmobilers and connects with the Big Red Lake Bog and McTrail system trails. The remote trail passes among boreal forests of willow and poplar. You may see foxes, deer and even wolves along the route. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Western Waterfront Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Western Waterfront Trail offers a scenic route of just over 3 miles along Duluth’s eastern shoreline. While its southern end at Spring Street isn’t the most auspicious start, the gravel trail soon heads towards the St. Louis River (which ...
  • Willard Munger State Trail (Alex Laveau Memorial Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 8.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    The Willard Munger State Trail is a collection of three multiple use trails roughly stretching between the towns of Hinckley and Duluth. The three trail segments include the Hinckley–Duluth, Alex Laveau Memorial Trail (which are joined in Carlton) ...
  • Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 70 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Willard Munger State Trail is a collection of three multiple use trails roughly stretching between the towns of Hinckley and Duluth. The three trail segments include the Hinckley–Duluth, Alex Laveau Memorial Trail (which are joined in Carlton) ...
  • Willard Munger State Trail (Matthew Lourey State Trail)

    State: MN
    Length: 81.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Willard Munger State Trail is a collection of three multiple use trails roughly stretching between the towns of Hinckley and Duluth. The three trail segments include the Hinckley–Duluth, Alex Laveau Memorial Trail (which are joined in Carlton) ...