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Douglas Trail

#8 of 51 things to do in Rochester Features Animals
2.5 miles up Country Road 3, Rochester, MN
+1 507-285-7176
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Nice bike-walk-skate trail

About 15 miles of abandoned railway bed have been paved to provide a smooth, mostly obstacle free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naples, Florida
We live by there so time is everytime

A real gem for Rochester. Biking, walking, skate boarding etc. Good exercise and walking place. We... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Deplorable M
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“pine island” (21 reviews)
“small hills” (3 reviews)
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2.5 miles up Country Road 3, Rochester, MN
+1 507-285-7176
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Reviewed 1 week ago

About 15 miles of abandoned railway bed have been paved to provide a smooth, mostly obstacle free, path for bikers, skaters or walkers. The scenery is not that great but the serenity factor is there allowing for a nice quiet trip through the local farmlands....More

Thank farkward
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A real gem for Rochester. Biking, walking, skate boarding etc. Good exercise and walking place. We live two blocks away from entrance and use it often except winter of course

Thank Deplorable M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I love how the path is mainly flat. Makes it fun to ride with younger children who might struggle with uphill roads. Restrooms and picnic tables are found also along the way so one can rest and grab a snack or use the restroom if...More

Thank lajmn
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Thirteen miles of converted railroad grade. Well paved for the most part, some recent bridge upgrades and repaved sections. I regularly run sections of in North Rochester (good bridges) - this southern stretch is good for Inline Blading and rollerskiing. Two gravel road crossings south...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Walking, biking or rollerblading, the Douglas Trail is a great way spend an afternoon. You can start in Rochester just off West Circle Drive and ValleyHigh Drive, park in the small parking lot, and head north. The trail winds through suburban neighborhoods and then fields...More

Thank rmpeterson2
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Douglas State Trail is a 12.5 mile paved trail that runs from northern Rochester to Pine Island, Minnesota. The trail was built on an old rail bed and is a flat and easy biking trail. This trail goes through the small town of Douglas...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This trail is perfect for bikes, but as an inline skater, be cautious. As you head north on the trail to Douglas from Rochester there are about 3 GRAVEL roads you need to cross ! Other than that, it's good trail for skating on and...More

Thank jillswanson
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is an old railroad path converted to a walking, jogging and biking path. It is flat and somewhat sheltered so the wind is not as much of a factor. It goes for several miles and is scenic.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 25 August 2016

easy fun ride for all levels. pine island is a good turn around place. you can stop and have refreshment or hang in the park.

Thank Joseph E
Reviewed 15 August 2016

On 8/15/16, we started north on the Douglas State Trail from the Rochester trail head. At about six miles, we encountered a bike path resurfacing project. So we turned back. This unexpected obstacle motivated us to explore the Rochester Bike System. It was a good...More

Thank AmosRedux
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