Bear Creek Trail (MN)

Minnesota

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 30,000 miles of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Bear Creek Trail (MN) Facts

States: Minnesota
Counties: Olmsted
Length: 3.4 miles
Trail end points: Mayo Memorial Park and Mayo High School
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10874976
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

Photos

This trail does not have any photos yet.
Be the first to add one!

Upload Photo

Bear Creek Trail (MN) Description

The great thing about Rochester's extensive trail system is that it gives you the best of both words: not only are the trails great for recreation out in nature, they are also convenient for commuters trying to get errands done without driving. Bear Creek Trail is a case in point. The trail starts in downtown Rochester and meanders along the waterway, running through residential areas, parks and businesses. 

The trail is packed with greenery, from open fields to shady woods. Underpasses under major streets allow for an uninterrupted and relaxed journey. The parks along the trail include (from north to south): Mayo Memorial Park, Slatterly Park, Bear Creek Park, McQuillan Fields and the Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park. Other points of interested that can be reached via the trail include the Rochester Civic Center, the Arts Center, Mayo High School, Longfellow Middle School and a mix of businesses. 

If you are interested in a loop rather than going out and back, from the dog park you can use the sidewalk along 11th Avenue north until you get to Mayo High School, then make a right to take the trail that goes behind the school's athletic fields back to Bear Creek Park. 

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in the parks along the trail: Slatterly Park (950 11th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904); Bear Creek Park (1237 Marion Rd SE); McQuillan Fields (1655 Marion Road SE, Rochester);  and Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park (1839 Pinewood Rd SE, Rochester). 

Reviews

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

Zumbro South Trail

Minnesota - 9.9 miles

Offering nearly 10 miles of paved pathway through Rochester, the Zumbro South Trail serves as both an important transportation route and recreational...

John Wellner Memorial Trail

Minnesota - 3.3 miles

This multiuse trail is named in honor of a man who worked to make sure Rochester residents had safe places to walk and cycle. John Wellner was the...

Douglas-Cascade Trail

Minnesota - 2 miles

The Douglas-Cascade Trail extends 2 miles southeast towards downtown Rochester from the southern terminus of the Douglas State Trail. The paved trail,...

Accordion

Douglas State Trail

Minnesota - 12.5 miles

The Douglas State Trail occupies the railbed of the former Chicago Great Western Railway corridor between the cities of Rochester and Pine Island....

Great River Ridge State Trail

Minnesota - 13 miles

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...

Goodhue Pioneer State Trail

Minnesota - 9.7 miles

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,...

Root River State Trail

Minnesota - 42 miles

Along much of its route, the Root River State Trail follows the winding course of its namesake river for 42 miles through the Minnesota towns of...

Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail

Minnesota - 18 miles

The Harmony–Preston Valley State Trail runs 18 miles on a north-south line between the town of Harmony and the Root River State Trail, which it meets...

Shooting Star State Trail

Minnesota - 18.8 miles

Shooting Star State Trail, currently 19 miles long, is an 8-foot-wide asphalt path from LeRoy (east) to Rose Creek (west). It follows an unused...

Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail

Iowa - 27 miles

The Wapsi–Great Western Line Trail is a 27-mile pathway on the former Chicago Great Western Railroad. The trail passes through a plethora of...

Red Wing Riverfront Trail

Minnesota - 0.5 miles

Although only stretching a half mile, the paved Red Wing Riverfront Trail, which opened in 2016, offers an important connection between two parks...

Cannon Valley Trail

Minnesota - 19.7 miles

The Cannon Valley Trail, which became a National Recreation Trail in 2018, links the southeastern Minnesota communities of Red Wing, Welch, and Cannon...

Download the TrailLink mobile app and take TrailLink with you!
Support TrailLink and the Trails You Love in 2020!
Get a FREE guidebook when you join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

OR