Minnesota Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Dairyland Trail

10 mi
State: MN
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Douglas State Trail

12.5 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Gandy Dancer Trail (Northern Section)

51 mi
State: MN, WI
Ballast, Dirt

Great Northern Trail

8.5 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Grass

Great River Ridge State Trail

13 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Heartland State Trail

49 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Luce Line Trail

76.7 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

Agassiz Recreational Trail

52.3 mi
State: MN
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Casey Jones State Trail

20.5 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Grass, Gravel

DWP Trail

10 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Gravel

Glacial Lakes State Trail

29 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Goodhue Pioneer State Trail

9.7 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Hardwood Creek Regional Trail

10 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Grass

Minnesota Valley State Trail

31 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

39 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Blue Ox Trail (Voyageur Trail)

96.5 mi
State: MN
Ballast, Dirt

Matthew Lourey State Trail (Willard Munger State Trail)

81.8 mi
State: MN
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Accordion

Soo Line Trail (Southern Route)

114.5 mi
State: MN
Ballast, Gravel

Sunrise Prairie Trail

16.2 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Soo Line Trail (Northern Route)

113 mi
State: MN
Ballast, Gravel

Alborn-Pengilly Trail

42 mi
State: MN
Ballast, Gravel

Arrowhead State Trail

135 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Circle L Trail

10 mi
State: MN
Dirt, Grass

Circle T Trail

39.5 mi
State: MN
Dirt, Grass

Minnesota River State Trail

12.3 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Dirt

Taconite State Trail

165 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Brown’s Creek State Trail, which opened in October 2014, is a 5.9-mile addition to Minnesota’s extensive Willard Munger State Trail system. The rail-trail stretches from the St. Croix riverfront...
MN 5.9 mi Asphalt
Phase one of the development of central Minnesota’s Dairyland Trail was completed in April 2013, allowing trail users to hike, bike, or ride a horse for more than 6 miles between the small towns of...
MN 10 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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
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...
MN, WI 51 mi Ballast, Dirt
The Gateway State Trail is an 18.3-mile-long segment of the Willard Munger State Trail that offers an urban link to the countryside. The western end of this paved trail begins on the north end of...
MN 18.3 mi Asphalt
The Great Northern Trail offers a paved north-south route through the city of Elk River and into the city of Zimmerman on northwest outskirts of Minneapolis.  For 8.5 miles, the rail-trail winds...
MN 8.5 mi Asphalt, Grass
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 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...
MN 49 mi Asphalt
Overview The Luce Line Trail leads between Minnesota's rural landscapes and urban Minneapolis, traveling through suburbs and wooded stretches, across wetlands, near lakes, through tallgrass prairie...
MN 76.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass
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...
MN 52.3 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Three separate segments make up the Casey Jones State Trail, which is one of the first state trails authorized by Minnesota state trail legislation in the 1960s. The rail-trail is named for the...
MN 20.5 mi Asphalt, Grass, Gravel
With stunning views of the St. Louis River as it curves around its adjoining lakes to meet the ocean, the DWP Trail offers a pleasant experience on a gentle, meandering path through the woods to the...
MN 10 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The 22-mile original section of the paved Glacial Lakes State Trail follows the former right-of-way of the Burlington Northern Railroad between Willmar and about 1 mile west of Paynesville at...
MN 29 mi 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 inactive...
MN 9.7 mi Asphalt
The Hardwood Creek Regional Trail is actually two parallel trails that run along US 61 in rural Washington County. The paved trail is open for biking, walking, running, and in-line skating, while the...
MN 10 mi Asphalt, Grass
Notice: Check Minnesota DNR for current conditions and potential closure information. The Minnesota Valley State Trail is used by cyclists, equestrians, hikers, snowmobilers, and cross-country...
MN 31 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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...
MN 39 mi Asphalt
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...
MN 96.5 mi Ballast, 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....
MN 146 mi Dirt
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...
MN 81.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Accordion
Overview Unlike the traditional rail trail, which are often most used by bikers, the Soo Line Trail (Southern Route) is primarily an ATV trail and is composed of a primarily rough dirt and gravel...
MN 114.5 mi Ballast, Gravel
The Sunrise Prairie Trail runs north-south atop an unused right-of-way along a Burlington Northern Railroad corridor, traversing residential neighborhoods in the towns and mostly farmland in its...
MN 16.2 mi Asphalt
Overview Unlike the traditional rail trail, which are often most used by bikers, the Soo Line Trail is primarily an ATV trail and is composed of a primarily rough dirt and gravel surface. The...
MN 113 mi Ballast, Gravel
The Alborn-Pengilly Trail runs for 42 miles along a former railroad corridor between Pengilly and Alborn. The easy terrain is a mix of woodland, lakes and wetlands, open space, and the occasional...
MN 42 mi Ballast, 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...
MN 135 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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...
MN 10 mi 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...
MN 39.5 mi Dirt, Grass
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...
MN 12.3 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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...
MN 165 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

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Recent Trail Reviews

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!

Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail

trail revamped

May, 2024 by karwal55122

Road along the trail today and it was fabulous through Hopkins and ST Louis Park to the start of MSP. Light rail work being completed and the trail is in excellent condition. It was fun to see the light rail stations along the way.

Big Rivers Regional Trail

happy I checked out this trail

May, 2024 by alanad003

Great trail to rollerblade!

Accordion

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.

Chaska Ravine Trail

It has its moments

April, 2024 by rmtrsws6g4

This could be a really nice trail. I was trying to connect from the Minnesota Valley Trail to the Lake Minnetonka Trail and thought this would be a nicer ride than taking Jonathan Carver Parkway. Unfortunately, signage is non-existent along this trail and it splits at multiple places so staying on the trail requires a lot of stopping and checking your map. On the positive side, it has a lot of potential and the gravel sections were fun.

Cannon Valley Trail

Expensive trail

April, 2024 by hristo.yankov

$30 season pass or a $7 daily, with a "non-cash surcharge" if you try to pay online. The trail is nice, but the fee is getting out of hand.

Coon Creek Regional Trail

our first ride of 2024

March, 2024 by plyman38

We started our ride at the coon Rapids dam and took it all the way up to Bunker Hills Park. It was one of the more interesting rides of our 1100 mile total so far. I like being close to the river, really pretty sights Lots of turns and slight hills, very easy to maneuver. Perfect first season ride with my buddy. I would recommend this trail to anybody and I’m gonna go on it a few more times at least. We will probably go in different seasons just to see the changing forest around us. Really nice trail. Good quality.

Empire Township Trail

not enough scenery

October, 2023 by ebecher220

I tried this one out because it’s close by but it wasn’t that fun. Too much pavement right on a major road, exhaust fumes etc. the parts with nice scenery between the two parks felt tiny

Root River State Trail

Great family trail

October, 2023 by sabress82

This trail is awesome! We only went about 16 miles from Houston and then back, but it was very enjoyable. We plan to come back and do another section of trail with our kids.

Ayd Mill Road Trail

Nice, short below grade cut through

October, 2023 by rmtrsws6g4

A good short cut, removed from the traffic. Agree with the other review that it lacks connectivity to a larger trail plan.

Big Rivers Regional Trail

Nice overlooks, but lack of connectivity

October, 2023 by rmtrsws6g4

I took this trail on the tail end of a longer ride and enjoyed some of the views overlooking the Minnesota River. However, I was super disappointed with the lack of any continuation of bike dedicated lanes or paths at the Western end of the trail. It would be nice to have some easier way to get to trails further West without having to ride along the shoulder of a highway.

Root River State Trail

Can I give a SIX star??

October, 2023 by mrmikesch

Best and most favorite trail of the trails we rode in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin on this trip!! Rode 50 miles round-trip, Petersen to fountain. Trail is smooth asphalt. Gorgeous river views along the way. Last 5 miles are uphill to fountain, but a very fun dissent on the return! Second day, Peterson to Houston 36 miles r/t. First 5 miles to Rushford, smooth trail. The remaining 13 miles to Houston, trail has some sinkhole spots and the bridge transitions are rough. Still some river views. Each of the little towns along the trail has a couple restaurants, just call ahead to make sure they’re open during the week.

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