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Explore the best rated trails in Alexandria, MN, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Lake Koronis Recreational Trail and Central Lakes State Trail . With more than 7 trails covering 203 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Central Lakes State Trail

Nice ride for all

September, 2023 by thekauz

The leaves were turning colors and the weather cool when I rode. Black top trail in good condition. It’s a combination of open areas and rides through tree lined sections. It would be a great ride year round for the property prepared.

Soo Line Recreational Trail

Worse maintained Trail in the state

August, 2023 by bgau

Morrison County does a terrible job maintaining the trail. If you don’t remove fallen branches yourself, it won’t get done. During the last two summers, I have experienced most of the major trails in the state. I see all sorts of conditions, including smoothness of the trail to debris not removed. Lake Wobegon Trail, which is located mainly in Stearns County, is one of the best maintained trails in the state. The Root River Trail is also one of the best. I do not recommend the Soo Line Trail due to lack of maintenance.

Lake Wobegon Trail


August, 2023 by bkel

Great surface, beautiful farmland. Didn’t make it to the covered bridge.


Central Lakes State Trail

Started in Alexandria and headed west. Lake views and wildlife. Ran into crew repairing path with liquid rubber so had turn around. Well maintained and lots of scenery.

June, 2023 by rebeccaldurham

Started in Alexandria and headed west. Lake views and wildlife. Ran into crew repairing path with liquid rubber so had turn around. Well maintained and lots of scenery.

Dairyland Trail

Good crushed rock trail

September, 2022 by mike461

This is my first crushed rock trail and used my gravel bike, keeping tires low (~30psi) for better traction. Riding on crushed rock is noisy compared to pavement with lots more vibration transmitted through the frame which tired my arms out. Only looser gravel in a very few spots. The landscape is mostly agricultural with the usual intermittent swamps, ponds and lakes typical of Minnesota. A few trees throw shade over the path but it is mostly open.

Started in the middle at Greenwald (ample parking) proceeding northwest toward Meire Grove but the trail ended after 5 miles so I returned. Lightly travelled local roads will take you into town. Next it was SW to Elrosa. Trail had a bit more loose gravel with a couple of gopher holes but still fine. Both Greenwald and Elrosa (more ample parking) have benches to take a break but there are no services (bathrooms or water) on the trail so only gets 4 stars.

Central Lakes State Trail

Great trail - but does need some cracks repaired

July, 2022 by janejuntti

We had a great ride from Alexandria to Ashby. The trail was wide and went through beautiful country with lakes and farmland. There were some trail sections with cracks which were bothersome - but long stretches where we did not notice any cracks. Bring plenty of water as we only saw a couple of gas stations along the way (we did not go into towns). We will definitely ride on this trail again.

Lake Koronis Recreational Trail

It is ruined

July, 2022 by andybinsfeld

This was a GREAT trail. As of 7/29/22 it now has a new gravely surface and is almost unusable for bicycles. Why did this happen?

Glacial Lakes State Trail

Between New London and just south of Spicer

July, 2022 by janewoodenhorse

By far, the most beautiful. Very wooded, lots of wildflowers and views of lakes. The trail, however is very bumpy and in need of repair. The cracks are deep and jarring and difficult on my back, neck and teeth¿. The views were outstanding, though.

Glacial Lakes State Trail

Between Hawick and New London

July, 2022 by janewoodenhorse

Nice Trail. Flat, through farmland. Bumpy towards New London. Follows Hwy 23, so can be a bit noisy. Nice trail!

Glacial Lakes State Trail

Between Richmond and Roscoe

July, 2022 by janewoodenhorse

Very nice trail, wooded and open. Can be windy which makes for a harder ride, but one of our favorite trails. Would be nice to have a bench in Roscoe for a rest before turning around. Bathrooms in Richmond and you can also rent bikes there. You can also ride from Richmond to Cold Spring and stop at the Sauk River falls.

Lake Koronis Recreational Trail

great workout loop

July, 2022 by tepfers4

A couple of areas will really get your heart rate up, but also some easy going stretches. It’s a perfect weekend workout. Bathrooms, water, and parking available at 2 points on the loop, the regional county park and veterans park. There are also beaches at each park to wade in and cool off.

Central Lakes State Trail

Don’t suggest for road bike

August, 2021 by joglazewski

Washboard surface due to vertical cracks and sealer. Planned to spend several days exploring, aborted .

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