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Central Lakes Trail

Address: 206 N. Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 320-763-3161
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Biking Trails, Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Biking
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Type: Biking Trails, Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Biking

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Nice paved trail for walking/running, biking, pushing a stroller, and rollerblading. Local businesses, attractions, and eating establishments right off the trail, especially around Alexandria. Safe area and family friendly.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This trail is a treasure to the area. Just within a 4 mile diameter of the city you can bike right past over 9 lakes. Connects to numerous towns and facilities, connects to the Lake Wobegon Trail and allows for hundreds of miles of connectivity....so the adventures are endless.

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Guisborough
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Four of us hired bikes from Jakes in Alexandria, which is very close to the trail and we did a 28 mile return ride along the trail. The trail is very well maintained and flat, so comfortable for most fitness levels. Plenty of nice views across the lakes and countryside. Great way to pass a few hours.

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Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love this trail. Little towns along the way if you want to go that far. Places you can stop to eat or drink.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and friends biked the Central Lakes Trail in June and loved how well kept up it is, the availability of porta potties at least every 15 miles and the breaktaking lakesy scenery. We saw Pelicans over taking large parts of the trail and snapping turtles on the trail as well. It's a great weekend getaway to get on... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great, easy ride. You pass lakes, culverts and prairie. Rented our bikes from Jake's right off the trail.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This former railroad trail has gradual grades and a good surface. There are several places in and near Alexandria to park your vehicle : 1. In Alexandria, near Big Ole Central Park on 2nd Ave. and Broadway. Summer Saturdays you will find a farmer's market there too. 2. West of Alexandria on W. Lake Cowdry Road NW, turn off of... More 

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This bike trail is fun, and the traffic shows it. Head west with a little challenge and lots of lake views. Head east for fewer hills but lots of interesting sights. Because it goes through several small towns so a short stop or lunch is possible. Toilets and rest areas abound. Some groups of teenagers hanging west of town pose... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The trail is a wonderful place for all ages who are ready to see the country side :) with lakes, bridges, wildlife, great sunsets....the trail is wonderful! but do not have the expectation of being there alone :) ther are times it is very full just think you can meet new friends:) so enjoy!!!

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Pleasanton, California
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367 reviews 367 reviews
221 attraction reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We came from California and took a random stop at a random Tripadvisor attraction along the way which happened to be this trail. It was freezing cold and we were not sure what to expect and it turned out to be a great experience. It's just a few minutes off the highway, has a nice parking lot by the viking... More 

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