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Explore the best rated trails in Northfield, MN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Mississippi River Regional Trail (Anoka) and West Mississippi River Regional Trail . With more than 131 trails covering 845 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

St. Croix River Crossing Loop Trail

Wonderful scenery! Plenty of parking on the Wisconsin side with clean bathrooms.

October, 2022 by cindydupuis1981

Wonderful scenery! Plenty of parking on the Wisconsin side with clean bathrooms.

St. Croix River Crossing Loop Trail

Great trail to bike or walk!

October, 2022 by cindydupuis1981

Great trail to bike or walk!

St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail

Good

October, 2022 by gabrielesanzone123

Good Walk

Accordion

West Medicine Lake Trail

Beutiful Trail

October, 2022 by sammidee12

Very nice path, bridges through wetlands. Lots of wildflowers. Leads to a nice beach and great playground.

Cannon Valley Trail

Needs a complete overlay and it would be great.

September, 2022 by radkargo

Needs a complete overlay and it would be great.

Cannon Valley Trail

The trail from Cannon to Welch is OK, but the trail from Red Wing to Welch is quite cracked and bumpy. Needs a complete overlay and it would be awesome.

September, 2022 by radkargo

The trail from Cannon to Welch is OK, but the trail from Red Wing to Welch is quite cracked and bumpy. Needs a complete overlay and it would be awesome.

Willard Munger State Trail (Brown's Creek State Trail)

Beautiful challenge

September, 2022 by p9q79b2gzm

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.

Douglas State Trail

need some repair

September, 2022 by mayberryrandy

Great trail but needs repair, mowing needs to be done more to keep weeds off trail , northern end better maintained Rochester to rail bridge need work

Rice Creek North Regional Trail

nice trail

September, 2022 by jzkhj7h7m5

Really enjoy this trail, but it needs clear signage when in the area between the dog park and county road I.

Dakota Rail Regional Trail

Rode start to finish on our tandem. It is all asphalt, no gravel at all. Great burgers and fries at Longhorns in Lester Prairie. They let us fill our Camelback with ice and water before we left. Highly recommend!

September, 2022 by cjhf48

Rode start to finish on our tandem. It is all asphalt, no gravel at all. Great burgers and fries at Longhorns in Lester Prairie. They let us fill our Camelback with ice and water before we left. Highly recommend!

Minnesota River Greenway

Great trail!

August, 2022 by morbecka.nba

Minnesota boat launch and Cedar trailhead is at the other side of trail as well.

Medicine Lake Regional Trail

Medicine Lake Trail

August, 2022 by allyn.dana

I give this 4 stars bc of the sections of the trail that are super bumpy due to tree root issues on the blacktopped surface. We loved the ride-hilly, winding, flat and forested with lots of canopy. Btw there is trail head parking at East Medicine Lake Park. That’s where we parked and there’s a nice bathroom and play area. Would recommend! Just wear your extra padded shorts for the bumpy sections!

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