Best Road Biking in Minnesota

This list represents the most popular road biking in Minnesota. Use this list to plan your next Minnesota road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Gateway Trail

    4 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    The Gateway Trail is an old railroad right-of-way that the state converted into a recreation trail several years ago. It begins minutes from downtown St. Paul and ends in northern Washington ...
    •  16.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Gateway Trail is an old railroad right-of-way that the state converted into a recreation trail several years ago. It ...

  • #2 River Road Tour

    1 Reviews

    Minneapolis, MN

    If you don't have a boat, the best way to enjoy the scenery of this river is from the seat of a bicycle. And one of the best trips for a cyclist is on the parkways that wind along the top of ...
    •  9.9 miles
    •  Guide

    If you don't have a boat, the best way to enjoy the scenery of this river is from the seat of a bicycle. And one of the best ...

  • #3 Duluth North Shore Cruise

    2 Reviews

    West Duluth, MN

    At the west end of Lake Superior lie the Twin Ports, Duluth and Superior, and one of the Midwest's most original bike trails. The Willard Munger State Trail is used as part of the annual Duluth ...
    •  46.1 miles
    •  Guide

    At the west end of Lake Superior lie the Twin Ports, Duluth and Superior, and one of the Midwest's most original bike trails. ...

  • #4 Lanesboro to Fountain Loop

    2 Reviews

    Lanesboro, MN

    Lanesboro, the origin of this ride, sits snugly between bluffs along the Root River, in one of the only areas populated by Amish in Minnesota. The Root River Trail follows a railroad bed as it ...
    •  20.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Lanesboro, the origin of this ride, sits snugly between bluffs along the Root River, in one of the only areas populated by ...

  • #5 Lake Minnewaska Loop

    1 Reviews

    Glenwood, MN

    As you drive into Glenwood from the north or the east, a startling view of Lake Minnewaska unfolds about 1 miles from town. After you've cruised along on flat to barely rolling highways, the ...
    •  20.3 miles
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    As you drive into Glenwood from the north or the east, a startling view of Lake Minnewaska unfolds about 1 miles from town. ...

  • #6 Avon Loop

    3 Reviews

    Avon, MN

    As one of the largest outstate towns in Minnesota, St. Cloud sits on the Mississippi amid scenic countryside 75 miles from the Twin Cities. The town founder named St. Cloud after the hometown ...
    •  22.7 miles
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    As one of the largest outstate towns in Minnesota, St. Cloud sits on the Mississippi amid scenic countryside 75 miles from ...

  • #7 Fall Colors Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Stillwater, MN

    Each autumn the valley of the St. Croix River becomes a mural of brilliant color. This is the time of year several hundred cyclists help the Leukemia Society raise funds by riding the Fall Colors ...
    •  25.2 miles
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    Each autumn the valley of the St. Croix River becomes a mural of brilliant color. This is the time of year several hundred ...

  • #8 Stillwater-Withrow Loop

    0 Reviews

    Stillwater, MN

    This loop starts at Pine Point, a quiet park about 5 miles north of the bustling St. Croix River town of Stillwater. As the northern terminus of the Gateway Trail, Pine Point sees lots of use ...
    •  19.7 miles
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    This loop starts at Pine Point, a quiet park about 5 miles north of the bustling St. Croix River town of Stillwater. As the ...

  • #9 Minnehaha Creek to Lake Harriet

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    Appropriately called the City of Lakes, Minnesota's largest city can trace much of its history to an association with water. Minneapolis, whose name combines the Indian word for "water" with ...
    •  11.2 miles
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    Appropriately called the City of Lakes, Minnesota's largest city can trace much of its history to an association with water. ...

  • #10 Cruising Along Gitchee Gummi

    1 Reviews

    Duluth, MN

    As the largest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior has played and continues to play an important role in the lives of northern residents. From the first Indians who lived along the rocky north ...
    •  9.6 miles
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    As the largest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior has played and continues to play an important role in the lives of northern ...

  • #11 Lake Pepin Challenge

    0 Reviews

    Red Wing, MN

    The Mississippi River is the water highway of America's heartland. It's seldom more scenic along a 23-mile stretch called Lake Pepin. A circuit of Lake Pepin is an exhilarating mix of flat, rolling ...
    •  71.2 miles
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    The Mississippi River is the water highway of America's heartland. It's seldom more scenic along a 23-mile stretch called ...

  • #12 Douglas Trail-Pine Island Loop

    0 Reviews

    Pine Island, MN

    Occasionally, a cyclist stumbles on a perfect ride. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does the temptation exists to do it over and over. For this ride there is good news and there is bad news. ...
    •  17.2 miles
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    Occasionally, a cyclist stumbles on a perfect ride. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does the temptation exists to do ...

  • #13 Lakes of Grand Rapids

    0 Reviews

    Grand Rapids, MN

    As beautiful as the thick and evergreen forest around Grand Rapids is today, you have to wonder what it was like several generations ago when a virgin forest of 150-foot-tall white pine covered ...
    •  11.8 miles
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    As beautiful as the thick and evergreen forest around Grand Rapids is today, you have to wonder what it was like several ...

  • #14 The Afton Loop

    0 Reviews

    Afton, MN

    If you decide to pedal the Afton Loop, you may want to resist the temptation to partake of an ice cream cone from Selma's until after the ride. Although it's difficult to forgo the tasty treats ...
    •  18.1 miles
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    If you decide to pedal the Afton Loop, you may want to resist the temptation to partake of an ice cream cone from Selma's ...

  • #15 Alexandria Loop

    0 Reviews

    Alexandria, MN

    Home to more than 400 lakes, the Alexandria area is one of the most popular vacation destinations for water-crazed Minnesotans. Once a main camping ground for the Ojibwa and Sioux Indians, the ...
    •  20.8 miles
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    Home to more than 400 lakes, the Alexandria area is one of the most popular vacation destinations for water-crazed Minnesotans. ...

  • #16 Detroit Lakes Loop

    0 Reviews

    Detroit Lakes, MN

    If the residents of North Dakota ever decide to try to annex a new resort area, they'll probably lay claim to this land of many lakes. After all, they already have a good start. Detroit Lakes, ...
    •  18 miles
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    If the residents of North Dakota ever decide to try to annex a new resort area, they'll probably lay claim to this land of ...

  • #17 Headwaters Challenge

    0 Reviews

    Park Rapids, MN

    Northern Minnesota is the land of the mythical giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Legends tell of Paul clearing whole forests with a swing of his ax. The truth was that, to the lumber barons, every ...
    •  81.2 miles
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    Northern Minnesota is the land of the mythical giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Legends tell of Paul clearing whole forests ...

  • #18 Marine-on-St. Croix Loop

    0 Reviews

    Marine On Saint Croix, MN

    This quiet little river settlement is the next-to-last Minnesota town located on the St. Croix River. Similar in size to Afton, it's nestled in a wooded valley 1 mile from scenic William O'Brien ...
    •  22.8 miles
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    This quiet little river settlement is the next-to-last Minnesota town located on the St. Croix River. Similar in size to ...

  • #19 Norway and Games Lake Loop

    0 Reviews

    New London, MN

    Sometimes you find the best rides in unlikely places. It's similar to walking in a dumpy-looking little restaurant and having the best meal of your life. The landscape around Game and Norway ...
    •  19 miles
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    Sometimes you find the best rides in unlikely places. It's similar to walking in a dumpy-looking little restaurant and having ...

  • #20 Dairy Country Tour

    0 Reviews

    Saint Joseph, MN

    The mostly flat landscape features a few interstate exits complete with the ubiquitous truck stops, fast-food joints, and little else. But as you close in on St. Cloud, you'll notice the terrain ...
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    The mostly flat landscape features a few interstate exits complete with the ubiquitous truck stops, fast-food joints, and ...