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Root River

Lanesboro, MN
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Love the Root River Trail

We biked toward Preston the afternoon we arrived, then towards Whalan the next morning, then FROM... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prime attraction

The Root River, and the old RR bed along side it that has been made into a paved trail, is the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis M
Iowa, United States
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“bike trail” (36 reviews)
“pie shop” (9 reviews)
“small towns” (9 reviews)
Lanesboro, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We biked toward Preston the afternoon we arrived, then towards Whalan the next morning, then FROM Whalan that afternoon. All good !

Thank CandKSwWi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Root River, and the old RR bed along side it that has been made into a paved trail, is the prime attraction of several small towns along the course of the flow to the Big Muddy. The town of Lanesboro in the middle of...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to Lanesboro just for the bike ride. It was very enjoyable. It offered a good view of local flora. The trail is in satisfactory condition. Some paces were tree roots has raised the trail making it a little bumpy. Not a problem just...More

Thank gary19522017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is an experienced, fit bicyclist. I am not. We both enjoyed the ride. After hearing so much about the trail we were surprised we couldn't see more river. Lots of farm fields! Good flat 15 miles for me from Lanesboro to Peterson ....More

Thank Darla T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful area-lots of activities, including cycling, kayaking, and tubing. Leaves already starting to turn in mid-August.

Thank Hummma
Reviewed 13 August 2017

River Rat Outfitters is by far the way to go when kayaking the river. Ken is very knowledgeable and friendly. The scenery was amazing, a much needed relaxing afternoon.

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My family group of 3 generations of 11 people had a fantastic time floating down the river for 3 hours! We had our own tubes, with backs & mesh bottoms (loved this), and we got in the river near the waterfalls (not sure what this...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Rode the bike trail from Preston to Lanesboro very beautiful! We started going to Fountain but mostly up hill so we turned around and boy what a ride down didn't pedal much!

Thank Penny L
Reviewed 24 July 2017

River Rats Outfitters was awesome! Ken was very helpful! My husband is a paraplegic and I was worried about the river height and he called me several times to inform me of the river conditions before we headed over. When we arrived he gave us...More

Thank kimunderdahl
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a fantastic trail - well maintained and just gorgeous. The scenery varies as you go along so it is never boring. We could have biked all day there!

Thank Katie R
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Kenneth L
14 February 2015|
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Response from Carleton_Alumna | Reviewed this property |
Looks like this site gives some options. (Woops - TripAdvisor won't let me include a website. Go to double u double u double u dot lanesboro dot come slash where-to-stay slash campgrounds) Bonnie