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Douglas Trail

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Address: 2.5 miles up Country Road 3, Rochester, MN
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We live by there so time is everytime

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 needed.

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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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 of Douglas and multiple south of Pine-Island make for a little more challenge, but can... More 

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Mantorville, Minnesota
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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 until it gets to the tiny town of Douglas. You can take a break there... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 24 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 and the trail gets its name from this place. There is also an unpaved horse... More 

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Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
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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 beautiful farm and country scenery. Very pleasant. As for biking, it's clear and easy to... More 

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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.

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Thank Mark M
Kasson, Minnesota
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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.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 16 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 decision. We met our mileage goal and got to see parts of Rochester we would... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

I love biking on this wooded trail from Rochester to Douglas; and to Pine Island for a longer ride. The trail is paved and well maintained.

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