Map of State and Regional Trails in Minnesota


State Trails and Regional Trails in Minnesota

State and Regional Trails in Minnesota map area

State and Regional Trails in Minnesota

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Minnesota has a number of state and regional trails that expand across multiple counties and/or communities. These paved and unpaved pathways can be used for a variety of activities such as bike riding, walking, and running. Some are also open for cross-country skiing in the winter. The trails are also used for reaching local parks, dog walking, fishing access, viewing natural habitats, educational field trips, bird-watching and commuting to work or to school.

These trail systems may be under the jurisdiction of the State of Minnesota government or other local agencies. Many of these state and regional trails are part of the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy which are trails that have been constructed along abandoned railway lines.

Trail names in red will link to a map and description for that individual trail. These are trails that have specific maps and descriptions, many other trails are included with the map for their location.

N - North     C - Central     M-SP Minneapolis - St Paul area     SE - Southeast     SW - Southwest

Afton to Lakeland Trail SE 4.3 paved Afton, Lakeland
Bassett Creek Regional Trail M-SP 1.8 paved Plymouth
Blue Mounds State Park Trail SW 3.75 paved Luverne, Blue Mounds State Park
Brown's Creek State Trail M-SP 6.1 paved Stillwater
Bruce Vento Regional Trail M-SP 7.5 paved St. Paul, Maplewood, White Bear Lake
Camden Regional Trail SW 12 paved Marshall, Lynd, Camden State Park
Cannon Valley Trail SE 20.1 paved Cannon Falls, Welch, Red Wing
Casey Jones State Trail SW 13 paved/unpaved Pipestone, Woodstock, Currie, Lake Shetek State Park
Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail M-SP 4.5 paved Hopkins, Minneapolis
Central Lakes State Trail C 55 paved Fergus Falls, Dalton, Alexandria, Osakis
Crystal Lake Regional Trail M-SP 4.3 paved Brooklyn Park
Cuyuna Lakes State Trail C 8 paved Riverton, Ironton, Crosby
Dakota Rail Regional Trail C  28.5 paved Lester Prairie, Mayer, St Bonafacius, Wayzata
Douglas State Trail  SE 12.5 paved Pine Island, Rochester
Gateway State Trail M-SP 18 paved St. Paul, Pine Springs, Grant, Carnelian Junction
Gitchi-Gami State Trail N 28 paved Castle Danger, Beaver Bay, Schroeder, Lutsen
Glacial Lakes State Trail C 30 paved Willmar, New London, Paynesville, Roscoe, Cold Spring
Goodhue Pioneer State Trail SE 4.2 + 4.7 paved Red Wing, Hay Creek, White Willow, Zumbrota
Grand Rounds Scenic Byway M-SP 100+ paved Minneapolis
Great River Ridge State Trail  SE 13 paved Plainview, Elgin, Viola
Hardwood Creek Regional Trail
M-SP 10 paved Forest Lake, Hugo
Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail SE  18 paved Preston, Harmony
Heartland State Trail C 49 paved Cass Lake, Walker, Nevis, Park Rapids
Lake Independence Regional Trail C 15.9 paved Hanover, Loretto, Maple Plain, Orono
Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail  M-SP 16 paved / unpaved Victoria, Shorewood, Minnetonka, Hopkins
Lake Wobegon Regional Trail C 46 paved Osakis, Holdingford, St. Joseph
Luce Line Regional Trail M-SP 9 paved Wayzata, Golden Valley, Golden Valley
Luce Line State Trail M-SP 63 paved / unpaved Cedar Mills, Hutchinson, Waterton, Wayzata
Medicine Lake Regional Trail M-SP 16 paved Maple Grove, Plymouth, Medicine Lake
Mesabi Trail N 75 paved Grand Rapids, Nashwauk, Chisholm, McKinley
Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail M-SP 12.3 paved Eden Prairie
Minnesota Valley State Trail SW 5.6 paved / unpaved Chaska, Shakopee
New Ulm Recreation Trail S 4.9 paved New Ulm
Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail M-SP 15 paved Hopkins, Edina, Richfield
Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail M-SP 7 paved Minneapolis, Richfield, Bloomington
North Cedar Lake Regional Trail M-SP 5.3 paved Hopkins, St. Louis Park
Paul Bunyan State Trail  C 115 paved Bemidji, Laporte, Nisawa, Brainerd
Point Douglas Regional Trail M-SP 4 paved Hastings, Prescott, WI
Rocori Trail C 3 paved Cold Spring
Root River State Trail SE  42 paved Fountain, Lanesboro, Whatan, Rushford, Houston
Rush Creek Regional Trail M-SP 10 paved Maple Grove, Osseo, Brooklyn Park
Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail  SE 39 paved Mankato, Greenland, Faribault
Samuel Morgan Regional Trail M-SP  9 paved St. Paul
Scott West Regional Trail M-SP 8 paved Prior Lake, Shakopee, Chaska
Shooting Star State Trail SE 20 paved Rose Creek, Adams, Taopi, Le roy
Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail E 15 paved North Branch, Stacy, Wyoming. Forest Lake
Shingle Creek Regional Trail M-SP 8 paved Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center
The Greenway NW 20+ paved East Grand Forks, Grand Forks, ND
Willard Munger State Trail C 70 paved Hinkley, Strugeon Lake, Duluth


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails in 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

Resources for Minnesota