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Explore the best rated trails in Monticello, MN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Soo Line Trail - Southern Route and Great Northern Trail. With more than 88 trails covering 902 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.
The western half of this trail is amazing as it starts in Hopkins and winds over a maze of boardwalks and through expansive green spaces. The stretch through Edina is also nice in the Centennial Lakes area. As it enters Richfield, it’s more like a city trail as it runs east along busy streets and has frequent crossings. When it enters Bloomington it’s just a sidewalk going past the Mall of America and ending at the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
The majority of this trail is along busy streets and crossing busy intersections, but it does act as a valuable connection from Theodore Wirth Park to Medicine Lake and the regional trails within those parks. It also has a few areas where some detours can be taken through city parks along the way.
Very enjoyable ride over smooth asphalt with a series of boardwalks (one 3/4 mile long) through wetlands in the Edina segment.
Short newly paved trail runs parallel to the car road. It is awkward accessing it on the North end due to traffic on Selby and no obvious place to go on the South end. I am glad it’s their and it feels like it’s part of a larger plan. I would like to see it connect to the Greenway to the NE and trails along the Mississippi River to the South.
Very scenic and fun trail!
Loveliest in Baker Regional Park!
Walked in the Mound part of the trail!
Except for by the university, the view goes from dense scrub brush and scraggly flood plain trees, to wooded suburbs, finishing up by skirting a nondescript busy highway. Don't bother if you aren't a local.
Very nice path, bridges through wetlands. Lots of wildflowers. Leads to a nice beach and great playground.
If you start from the Stillwater end, this is the perfect challenging ride. The grade is all uphill on the way to the Gateway. My husband pulled the two littles in the Burley, and I kept pace with our six year old. There is a park at the 3 mile point, which is great for a tired kiddo. Once you hit the Gateway, when everyone is tired, it’s really nice to have the return ride all downhill. The bluffs and ravines are beautiful. The sound of running water accompanies you through the first part of the ride, if you don’t have head phones. I am looking forward to doing it at least once more this year, with the fall leaves and the Burkey on my tail this time.
Really enjoy this trail, but it needs clear signage when in the area between the dog park and county road I.
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