Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail
Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail runs from Mankato to Faribault, totaling 41 miles with an asphalt surface. This fairly flat trail provides riders with beautiful scenery as it wanders along pastures, farmland, lakes, a forested park and Sakatah Lake State Park, featuring six great cultural pit stops. See Map.
Red Jacket Trail
Red Jacket Trail runs from Mankato to Rapidan, totaling 5 miles of paved trail. As Mankato’s most popular trail the Red Jacket Trail begins along the banks of the Minnesota River. The route utilizes three converted railroad trestles, including the Red Jacket Trestle which stands more than 80′ high and 550′ long.
Minneopa State Park Trail
Minneopa State Park Trail is a paved trail running from Mankato to Minneopa State Park. Once in Minneopa, there are numerous hiking trails to explore, highlighting the famous Minneopa waterfalls. Looking to extend your adventure check out the Minneopa State Park Bison Drive and hiking trails.
Minneopa Cut Off: 9 Miles See Map.
South Route Trail: 7 Miles See Map.
Minnesota River Valley Trail
Minnesota River Valley Trail is a paved connector between the Sakatah and Minneopa Trails. It is a multi-use trail ideal for hikers and bikers alike. The trail runs along the beautiful Minnesota River, highlighting Mankato’s prime location in the river valley.
Rasmussen Woods features a 150-acre tract perfect for hiking and observing wildlife throughout all seasons. There are over 5 miles of hiking trails inclusive with meadows, wetlands, floating trails, cliffs and a park overlook.
Mountain biking is growing in Greater Mankato due to its geography in the river valley. There are three sustainable, environmentally friendly mountain bike trails: Kiwanis Recreation Area, Mount Kato, and Seven Mile Creek Park.