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Address: Mankato, MN

A 13-mile bike trail going from Mankato to Rapidan.

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Well marked route through city

This trail start in residential Mankato but nicely designed and soon gets you into the countryside. I was impressed by the wooded route further south. It was also handy to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This trail start in residential Mankato but nicely designed and soon gets you into the countryside. I was impressed by the wooded route further south. It was also handy to be able to stay on bike trails all the way back to the Sakatah trail.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We drove to Mankato and this trail just to do some biking. The paved part of Red Jacket Trail is pretty flat. Once you hit the roads it has some hills. There were some markers along the way letting us know which way to go which was wonderful. However, I didn't see that after leaving Lake Crystal. I wanted to... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The ride goes across the historic Red Jacket Bridge...partially in the woods and behind homes in West Mankato

Thank JaBHO43286
Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

What would the Mankato area be like without the Red Jacket Trail? A little over six miles mostly on an old railroad bed and across an historic trestle. Most of those who enjoy it today don't realize that it took countless hours of volunteer effort and a county government that was willing to take bold steps to make this lovely... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We parked at Mankato West High School by the trail, and leisurely rode for 50 minutes south. The river crossing was beautiful, be sure to take the trestle route. Slightly uphill some of the time, as another reviewer wrote. We are not avid bikers, just casual bikers. We didn't go quite as far as Rapidan, but turned around and made... More 

Thank Reg_from_MN
Elk River, Minnesota
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We biked from the Land of Memories campground to pick up the trail and then biked to Rapidan. This was the first long ride of the season. The trail is mostly wooded with great shade and a bubbling brook. Rapidan does not offer any amenities so bring your own water and snacks! On the way back to Mankato we took... More 

Thank MLEnger
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This trail is several miles long. I stay on the 2 miles immediately south of the YMCA. Right now, the lilacs are blooming and the phlox is soon to be. About a mile south of the "Y" the trail intersects with the Rasmussen Woods Trail. The only reason I don't give this trail a "5" is occasionally some dog owners... More 

Thank Toddsgang
Okoboji, Ia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Beautiful ride along the river and through historic areas of Mankato. Great for biking, running, or walking.

Thank 681jeanannm
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

This is not a long trail but you can travel onto other trails from here. We thought the old bridges were amazing. There were many historic signs along the trail. The path is so smooth and great for bikers of all ages. I loved passing the lilacs. Minnesota bike trails were well worth the drive from New Jersey. I hope... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

This weekend we went on the Red jacket trail and we had a good time - my hubby just got a new bike and it is a nice and relaxing path to go on. We had an enjoyable time.

Thank mlmsun

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