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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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One of the best trails in any city

Ellen and I walk a lot, 2000+ miles a year as retirees. City trails are few and far between. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ellen M
Nice Rail-to-Trail

The Douglas Trail connects the city of Rochester with the town of Pine Island and is about 12 miles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Randy R
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“pine island” (25 reviews)
“state park” (2 reviews)
“small town” (4 reviews)
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2.5 miles up Country Road 3, Rochester, MN
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ellen and I walk a lot, 2000+ miles a year as retirees. City trails are few and far between. The one in Greenville, SC and Morganton, NC wonderful. Both are river trails. The Douglas trail just as good, some river crossings, and so built into...More

1  Thank Ellen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Douglas Trail connects the city of Rochester with the town of Pine Island and is about 12 miles long. Water and outhouses are available in Douglas and a city park on the north end of the trail in Pine Island has an ice water...More

Thank Randy R
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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

2  Thank 244candacem
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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
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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.

1  Thank Hillgirl8024
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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afrika4me
14 April 2015|
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Response from Esterace | Reviewed this property |
In Rochester yes, not sure about Pine Island
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