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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!

Other Root River Trail resources:

biking on trail
Lanesboro Root River Trail directional sign

Explore the trails!