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“Peaceful walk through the woods” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Jacket Trail

Red Jacket Trail
Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Mankato
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Owner description: A 13-mile bike trail going from Mankato to Rapidan.
Mankato
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Peaceful walk through the woods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My husband and I walk about 3 miles a day and do various "legs" of the trail. We have seen many deer and a variety of birds and depending on which leg of the trail, many people. The part closest to Mankato's YMCA is usually busy with dog-walkers and people with strollers but the further away you get, the less crowded. It is beautiful each season and a nice place to walk and reflect on "whatever".

Visited November 2012
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Hutchinson
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61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

My son loved to go here with his Grandma who lives in Mankato. He thinks the Red Jacket Bridge is the coolest !!!

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Mankato, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Start near Mount Kato and it's great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Start near Mount Kato - there is a little park and parking where you can leave your car - and continue out to the Trestle or keep going to Rapidan Dam (for the great pie!). Not a tough ride or walk/run, plenty of shade and gorgeous trees and views. Take the lower route down to the river by the trestle to wade in the water or enjoy a picnic. You can cross the river up on the trestle or down by the park - I recommend taking one route on the way out and the other on the way back so you see it all. A favorite place for us to bring friends and relatives when they visit - and a regular ride for my husband and I.

Visited July 2012
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Mankato
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Beautiful views, nice paved trail, and easy to bike on.

Visited June 2012
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Mankato, Minnesota
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

The Red Jacket Trail is a wonderful additional to Mankato. It's great for biking, walking/running, and is very pet friendly. The surface is well maintained and the trail goes through some very scenic areas. Make sure to check it out in the fall! The only downside to this attraction is that it is popular and can get a little crowded on beautiful days.

Visited May 2012
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