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Rode this trail with our two kids and loved it!

Our family took a day trip from Minneapolis to Mankato. We rented bikes from Nicollet Bike shop and... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Red Jacket Spring Spectacular

This Biking/running/walking trail runs thru a neighborhood and into the wooded area in west... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Lori B
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A 13-mile bike trail going from Mankato to Rapidan.
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Our family took a day trip from Minneapolis to Mankato. We rented bikes from Nicollet Bike shop and got on the trail from their fairly easily. Our kids (11 and 13 years old) enjoyed it a lot. The course is all paved from the edge...More

Thank zieglermpls
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This Biking/running/walking trail runs thru a neighborhood and into the wooded area in west Mankato. Gorgeous with wild flowers. Glimpses of deer, birds, and other wildlife along the way. Pretty and well maintained.Trail goes all the way to Rapidan, total close to 12 miles. Recommended...More

1  Thank Lori B
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We parked and began riding by the depot in Downtown Mankato. After riding along the MN River and traversing south by the YMCA and Mankato West High School, we hooked up with the R.J.T. It is well marked and initially goes through a residential neighborhood...More

1  Thank minniegirl01
Reviewed October 18, 2016

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.

Thank murfplace1
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...More

Thank savytraverlor43323
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
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...More

1  Thank Redjackco
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...More

Thank Reg_from_MN
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...More

Thank MLEnger
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....More

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mark r
April 20, 2016|
Response from maggieminn | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Haven't see a dog on it.