Map of bike paths / walking paths in Mankato, MN


Recreational trails for walking and cycling in Mankato and North Mankato, Minnesota

Mankato, Minnesota map area

Mankato, Minnesota

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Bluff Park Trail

Community Atheletic Fields

County Road 12 Trail

County Road 41Trail

Glenwood Avenue Trail

Lions Park Trail

MSU Fitness Trail

Madison Avenue Multi-Use Path

Minneopa Trail

Minneopa Trail

Minnesota River Trail

Monks Avenue Trail

Red Jacket Trail

Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

Sibley Park Trail

Sibley Parkway Trail

South Route Trail

Stadium Road Trail

Thompson Ravine Trail

Victory Drive Trail

Webster Pond Park Trail




Regional Trails

Mankato and North Mankato are two communities located in Southern Minnesota, about an hour and a half drive from Minneapolis. There are several major trail systems in this area and also many trails that run alongside major roadways and others are found in the local parks.

The two cities are located along the Minnesota River and there are paved recreational trails for walking and bike riding located along the banks of the river on both sides.

Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

The Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail is a 39-mile long paved trail that extends from Mankato to Faribault in Southern Minnesota. The trail was constructed along a abandoned railroad bed, has gentle grades and is accessible for wheelchairs. The route of the trail takes you through open farmland, past multiple lakes, along forested stretches and through several local communities.

The west end of the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail is located at the intersection of N. Riverfront Drive and Highway 14. At this location the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail meets with the recreational trail that runs alongside Highway 14 and extends west to the Minnesota River Trail. The Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail heads to the east from this location and heads across country toward the City of Faribault.

Read more about the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

Minnesota River Trail

The Minnesota River Trail is a paved pathway that follows the banks of the river for over 3 miles going past Downtown Mankato and Downtown North Mankato. The pathways are located on both sides of the river in a system that stretches from the Kiwanis Recreation Area to Sibley Park.

Trail users can use the pedestrian lane on the Mulberry Street Bridge to cross the river.

South Route Trail

The South Route Trail is an 8-mile long paved trail on the south side of Mankato. Its route extends from Minneopa Falls Park on Gadwall Road, west of town, to the intersection of Highway 22 and County Road 90 southeast of town. The trail follows alongside County Road 90 for most of the way. There is a short portion of the South Route Trail that shares the pathway with the Red Jacket Trail.

Red Jacket Trail

The Red Jacket Trail is a 6.3 mile long paved pathway that runs north to south through the middle of Mankato. The north end of the trail is located near Sibley Parkway, just south of the Minnesota River. The route of the trail takes it across Riverfront Drive and right past Mankato West High School. The trail then crosses through residential neighborhoods to Carney Park. From here the trail goes through forested sections and adjacent to Highway 66. The trail goes through Weagle Park and meets up the South Route Trail near the intersection of County Road 90 and Highway 66. The two trails co-mingle for about 0.7 miles.

The Red Jacket Trail then heads to the southeast alongside Hawthorn Road, County Road 90, all the way to Highway 22.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails for bike riding, running and walking in the area of Mankato, 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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