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Root River Trail

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Peaceful, relaxing ride

The Root River Trail is built on an old rail bed, so it is very flat and smooth with very gentle... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Chaska, Minnesota
Great Bike Trail with peaceful oasis in Peterson

Enjoyed wonderful adventure thanks to great bike trail conditions, fun village breaks, and a... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Popular biking trail in Lanesboro, Minn.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Root River Trail is built on an old rail bed, so it is very flat and smooth with very gentle slopes (the engines couldn't pull up steep slopes), which makes for a very pleasant ride. Much of the trail is shaded, so it's cool...More

Thank anngordon20132015
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed wonderful adventure thanks to great bike trail conditions, fun village breaks, and a wonderful stay at the Andor Wenneson Inn (Peterson). Tips... BIKING By staying in Peterson, split the round trip trail adventure into two beautiful and significantly different legs and no need for...More

Thank MooseFromMN
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Lanesboro, MN (awesome little town to stay and play) and rode the entire trail in two days. The section from Preston to Harmony is not as well maintained and is hilly but still enjoyable. Lanesboro and other small towns along the way...More

Thank TJ W
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The Root River State Trail system and connecting Preston-Harmony Trail is a very good, scenic trail system. It is paved (asphalt) for the entire length and mostly in good condition. There are a few stretches between Peterson and Rushford that are a little bumpy and...More

Thank GpaDave
Reviewed 11 October 2015

A perfect day for riding on this trail, which follows along the river. We started at Harmony and rode down to Lanesboro, about a 24 (?) mile ride, mostly downhill. Parts of the trail had restored prairie along the edge which added to the trip....More

Thank Ludmarie
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Made a special trip just to ride this trail after research and reading reviews. We were not disappointed in the least. We dropped a vehicle in Whalan and rode from Fountain east approximately 16.5 easy miles. This was the best part of our plan as...More

Thank kempro
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We had a beautiful weekend to ride the trails, we stayed in Lanesboro and although I was leary of the ride out to Rushford because of distance it was a really easy and smooth ride. The path between Peterson and Rushford was a little bumpy...More

Thank Hnic7
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Most of the trail was a lovely view of the Root River & stone bluffs along with farm homes and interesting barns. Except for a rough few miles to Rushford, the trail was a smooth, new surface for the miles we traveled. We appreciated having...More

Thank GrammyT9
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Yeah, it sounds a little grandiose, but we really enjoyed our day on this lovely bicycle (mostly) trail. Just enough hills to get your heart racing once in awhile without having to fear a full cardio event, great variety of surroundings, and well maintained. I...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We are casual riders and really enjoyed the trail, riding from Lanesboro to Preston and back and then to Whalan and back. It's paved all the way and mostly flat with just a few small hills as the trail is an old RR right of...More

Thank Jim C
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