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Douglas Trail

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2.5 miles up Country Road 3, Rochester, MN
+1 507-285-7176
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ride through the Driftless......

This is an amazing trail for biking, hiking,and running through typical southeastern Minnesota... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Paved bike trail

Nice paved bike trail over and old railroad spur flat Trail is basically straight, over woods and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
David S
Rochester, Minnesota
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“pine island” (25 reviews)
“bike ride” (4 reviews)
“farm fields” (2 reviews)
2.5 miles up Country Road 3, Rochester, MN
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is an amazing trail for biking, hiking,and running through typical southeastern Minnesota countryside. In Minnesota we celebrate the Driftless Zone, geology unaffected by glaciers. As a result, this area of Minnesota is ageless, delicate and very special. It gets even better as you approach...More

Thank 244candacem
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Nice paved bike trail over and old railroad spur flat Trail is basically straight, over woods and farmland from Rochester in through Douglas eventually stopping at Pine Island. Nice and quiet during the week with just a few bikers traveling the trail.

Thank David S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

When visiting Rochester, I almost always go for either a long bike ride or a long walk on this well-maintained trail through the pretty Minnesota countryside. A definite favorite thing to do, and what a great recreational asset for the city.

Thank Hillgirl8024
Reviewed 7 September 2017

great trail, we like the flatter trails, and it fits the bill. Goes through woods, and overlooks some residential areas.

Thank bremy
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to get back to nature within the city. Nice straight paved trails. Many years ago we enjoyed snowmobiling through them in the winter. I'm not sure if you can still do that as we visited in summer now. However, great place to walk,...More

Thank tammil717
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I rode from Rochester to Pine Island on it and it was such a nice ride that I did it several times a week and loved it. A very quiet trail with Beautiful Trees and animals. Very smooth trail with lots of trees

Thank rockwearhouston10
Reviewed 27 July 2017

the only CON is that there is no water on the trail, there is hand pump in Oronoco but it seems that does not work anymore.

Thank Benjamin777
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Douglas Trail is good for bicycle exercise, safe, pleasant, well-maintained, and tree shaded. It is also straight as a ruler, with virtually no curves at all. If you start from Rochester and go all the way to Pine Island you can have a look...More

Thank Esterace
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have lived in Rochester for 21 winters and in all that time have been an avid long distance runner. I've also had the chance to see the evolution of the Douglas Trail to where it is today. It is a premier running route and...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Douglas Trail is built on an old train track. It is mostly flat. It will take you from Rochester to Pine Island. Along the way you will see a few parks, a golf course, farms and if you are lucky, you will see cows...More

Thank monica a
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14 April 2015|
Response from Esterace | Reviewed this property |
In Rochester yes, not sure about Pine Island