Rochester, MN Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Douglas State Trail

12.5 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Great River Ridge State Trail

13 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Goodhue Pioneer State Trail

9.7 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

39.3 mi
State: MN
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Douglas State Trail occupies the railbed of the former Chicago Great Western Railway corridor between the cities of Rochester and Pine Island. Several of the concrete obelisk railroad mile markers...
MN 12.5 mi Asphalt
The Great River Ridge State Trail runs for 13 miles between County Road 9 just north of Eyota and Third Street Southwest just north of Wabasha Street in the town of Plainview, which serves as the...
MN 13 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 inactive...
MN 9.7 mi Asphalt
Overview 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,...
MN 39.3 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail

Cleanup debris

June, 2024 by penfre73680

This trail has so many limbs and branches that I saw three people changing flat tires along this trail. Clean it up because riders don’t want to constantly be battling debris on trail.

Root River State Trail

clean up trail

June, 2024 by penfre73680

This trail needs significant attention to clean up all the debris on the pavement . Low branches and old pavement make this trail marginal at best. Use some of Minnesota tax money to cleanup or have locals that benefit from trail clean up all the debris

Root River State Trail

pick up the debris

June, 2024 by peenfre7368

Lots of debris from Lanesboro to Fountain. Don’t know if this is normal but the trail needs maintenance. Saw several people with flat tires from all the debris on trail.

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Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail

trail needs maintenance

June, 2024 by peenfre7368

This trail is full of sticks and branches and needs more maintenance to be a pleasurable ride. Does the county or state maintain this trail?

Chippewa River State Trail

Segment from Durand trailhead to Red Cedar Trail

June, 2024 by djmmsherman

We rode this trail in late May 2024 and listened to the reviews, so I can only comment on the western part of this trail, from the Durand trailhead, riding about 6.5 miles to the intersection with the Red Cedar Trail and then we headed north on that trail. Other reviews say past the intersection, the trail needs work, so we followed that advice. The trail out of Durand is great -- paved and beautiful biking with tree canopy and the point where the trail intersects with the Red Cedar is clearly marked. The portion we did was great.

Root River State Trail

Always a favorite

June, 2024 by djmmsherman

We've been on this trail several times and it's consistently great. This time, we started at the trailhead in Lanesboro, biked west and up to Fountain, turned around for a nice mostly-downhill ride, stopped back in Lanesboro for lunch at Pedal Pushers, then onward east toward Rushford. Trail in great shape except for a felled tree from a storm the night before. But easy enough to pick up the bike and carry it over the tree. Aroma Pies in Whalen is a must-do; both coconut cream and banana cream are highly recommended! A nice treat for our 40-mile bike ride that day. So much of this trail curves along the Root River, which makes for beautiful riding.

Douglas State Trail

Nice ride

June, 2024 by djmmsherman

We're from the Twin Cities and parked in Pine Island to ride south toward Rochester. Trailhead in Pine Island is nice with restrooms, playground, wooded with asphalt path winding through. Early in the trail, cross the Zumbro River. Nice tree canopy for most of the ride. Missed taking the underpass (trail wasn't marked) and rode about half a mile before we turned around. Back on the trail through lovely rural Minnesota. Did about 13 miles and turned around for a total ride of about 26 miles. Trail in great shape overall and nice ride.

Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail

Some trail work has been completed to improve the on and offs of the bridges.

June, 2024 by mankato

Some trail work has been completed to improve the on and offs of the bridges.

Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail

Great ride, less traffic and wonderful views and vistas.

June, 2024 by mankato

Great ride, less traffic and wonderful views and vistas.

Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail

Awesome!

June, 2024 by unpavedmiddle

Beautiful countryside and very scenic. I rode from Harmony to Preston and back. There are some bumps.Not a problem, but then again I'm not a a Strava segment leader so I don't really care. Rod eon fattish tires. Had me a real good time, and that's really the whole idea. Come. Enjoy. Ignore the Citiots.

Cannon Valley Trail

Well Worth The Trip/Price!

May, 2024 by gristow

This user fee supported trail could offer a clinic for trail maintenance given its pristine condition. Excellent paved surface with the exception of the first 4 miles west of Red Wing (given the exposure to the sun). Trail was well-marked with numerous rest stops and some informative signage and trail-side attractions. Several new bridges added to overall enjoyment of the trail. Mostly shaded for 10 miles east of Cannon Falls (beautiful falls running thru the city!). Maintenance was superb and passed several maintenance vehicles (removing a large tree limb blown down from the previous night’s storm and a blower clearing the trail.) One of the prettiest well-maintained trails we have been on and we have been on many!

Cannon Valley Trail

wish I lived closer

May, 2024 by linda.gruetzmacher5

I finally made it to the Cannon Valley Trail, I live 3 hours away. It was beautiful with the river , tree canopy and hills. interesting and multiple rest stops. Some parts aren’t the smoothest but overall it’s in decent shape. I was happy to pay $7 to support its upkeep. What a deal for a good outdoor experience. I rode from the Cannon Falls end to Red Wing and back. Enjoyed the Red Wing waterfront parks/ trail. Found the bike on-ramp for the bridge over the Mississippi. Found an excellent CannonBelles Ice Cream / sandwich shop at the end.

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