• Root River State Trail

  • Looking for a great place to spin your wheels?

    Biking lovers rave about the spectacular paved Root River State Trail that winds 42 miles through the valley with Lanesboro at its heart.  It also connects up with the Harmony Preston Valley State Trail for an additional 18 paved miles.

    These trails run along an abandoned railroad bed through towering 300-foot limestone bluffs, forestlands, river, rolling fields and pure inspiration. Experience Fillmore County's rural landscape and abundant wildlife including wild turkeys, deer, hawks, and turkey vultures. Rattlesnakes can occasionally be found on rock outcrops, along the river bottoms, or sunning themselves on the trail.

    Historical buildings and rural communities along the trail provide sites of interest as well as many services. Campgrounds, bed-and-breakfasts, restaurants, museums, outfitters and unique stores can be found in many of the trail towns.

    Cyclists, in-line skaters, hikers and cross-country skiers enjoy these Premier Trails year round!

  • Trail Update (3.20.18) The Root River State Trail will be closed from Old Barn Resort (Heron Road) all the way to downtown Lanesboro (Parkway Ave S) due to three bridges being replaced/rehab. This is approximately 4.4 miles. Trail will be closed until at least 4/20/18.

    Remaining OPEN are 31 miles of Root River Trail stretching east of this closure - from Lanesboro to Houston, and nearly 25 miles of trail west of this closure, taking you to Fountain, Preston and/or Harmony. Stay tuned for updates on this limited closure.


  • Root River Bike Trail