Best Trail Running in Minnesota

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

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#1. Cedar Lake to Midtown and Hiawatha Ramble


This ride, perhaps more than any other in the book, shows just how impressive a cycling network the Twin Cities have. We begin on the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail, looping around inner-ring subur…
From the guidebook "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Hiking, Paddling, and Cycling"
Minneapolis, MN - Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking - 21 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Luce Line to Wayzata Beach Park Ramble


The Luce Line State and Regional Trail stretches over 70 miles from Minneapolis’s Theodore Wirth Park to the tiny town of Cosmos in central Minnesota. Conquering the entire trail is certainly an optio…
From the guidebook "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Hiking, Paddling, and Cycling"
Plymouth, MN - Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking - 24 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Minneapolis Grand Round Cruise


There are over 100 miles of Grand Round trails that surround the city, so needless to say that this route connecting a number of the trails into a loop around Minneapolis offers a diverse look at…
From the guidebook "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Hiking, Paddling, and Cycling"
Minneapolis, MN - Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking - 40 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Minnesota River Bluffs to Lake Minnetonka Loop Ramble


This nearly 30-mile loop connects two of the region’s most popular rail trails that give cyclists a taste of aggregate trail instead of the paved paths that are more common around the Twin Cities. I…
From the guidebook "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Hiking, Paddling, and Cycling"
Hopkins, MN - Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking - 27.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Gateway to Brown’s Creek State Trail, Stillwater Ramble


This relaxing trip is as straightforward as it gets: The entire ride is on paved paths—without road crossings—to Pine Point Regional Park on the Gateway State Trail and then over to Stillwater, Minnes…
From the guidebook "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Hiking, Paddling, and Cycling"
Saint Paul, MN - Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking - 46 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Medicine Lake to Elm Creek Ramble


Here is yet another scenic ride with no shortage of lakeside views as you ramble alongside Medicine Lake and up to Elm Creek Park Reserve, arguably one of the region’s most impressive parks with a…
From the guidebook "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Hiking, Paddling, and Cycling"
Minneapolis, MN - Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking - 45.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides