Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Faribault area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Faribault, Minnesota

Faribault, Minnesota map area

Faribault, Minnesota

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North Alexander Park Trail

Northern Link Trail

River Bend Trail

Riverbend - Teepee Tonka Park connection Trail

Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

Straight River Trail





Regional Trails

Faribault is located in the "Lake Country" of Rice County in Southern Minnesota.This is a beautiful area of the country with lovely lakes, rivers and forests and picturesque farms. Faribault has many activities for its residents and visitors including festivals and concerts. Its a lovely weekend destination for people coming down from Minneapolis, just an hour's drive to the north.

The city is situated on the eastern end of the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail, a 39-mile long paved trail that travels west to the City of Mankato. Faribault also has other local paved trails for getting about town. On the south side of town, there is the River Bend Nature Center with several unpaved trails for exploring nature. The paved trails in town are great for getting some exercise on a bike, walking or running.

Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

The Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail is a 39-mile long paved trail that extends from Faribault to Mankato. Much of the trail was built along abandoned railroad beds and the grades are gentle. The trail travels through beautiful forested stretches, past several lakes and through open farm country. Some of the trail travels alongside local roadways and some stretches take you away from the traffic. Except a couple short stretches, all of the trail is on its own separate path, so you don't have to deal with the vehicles.

The eastern end of the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail is located on the west side of Faribault. The trailhead is in White Sands Park, just north of the intersection of 7th Street NW and Lyndale Avenue N. The trail follows alongside Highway 60 for the first section, until the community of Morristown. This stretch takes you along the shores of Cannon Lake and through Shager Park.

Read more about the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

Straight River Trail & Riverbend Trail

The Straight River Trail is a 4.5 mile long paved trail on the south side of Faribault. It starts at Spring Greenway Park and goes by Faribault Middle School. In this area there is a junction with the paved Riverbend Trail that heads over to the unpaved trails of Riverbend Nature Center. The Straight River Trail then heads north, going past Teepee Tonka Park. The trail goes through the center of town and ends at Two Rivers Park with a bridge to cross the river and reach North Alexander Park. There are other unpaved trails in the park to ride along the north bank of the Cannon River.

Riverbend Nature Center

The Riverbend Nature Center is located on the southeast side of Faribault next to the meandering Straight River. The park provides outdoor recreation and environmental education for the children of the area. There are many natural surfaced walking paths in the park and it is a great place to bring the kids to get some healthy exercise and learn about nature.

There is also a connecting pathway from Teepee Tonka Park that takes you over to the nature center.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the bike and walking paths in Faribault, Minnesota.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Minnesota

Below is a list of links to individual maps and descriptions for recreational trails located throughout Minnesota. There are also many other recreational trails that are included on the maps for their location.

Visit our Map of State and Regional Recreational Trails in Minnesota

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