Douglas State Trail: Pine Island to Douglas

MODERATE 5 reviews

Douglas State Trail: Pine Island to Douglas is a 17.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pine Island, Minnesota that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and road biking and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
17.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
456 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

road biking

trail running

walking

views

3 months ago

walking
Friday, July 22, 2016

Easy access, accessible to those in Rochester and Pine Island to take a easy, scenic bike ride in the early evening hours. Paved maintained trail.

walking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

I didn't think this trail was anything special. It's fine for biking, but you're not far from the roads and the noise of vehicles whizzing past...

mountain biking
Saturday, June 22, 2013

This is a pretty good paved trail that connects Rochester to Pine Island (via Douglas). At the time of my Douglas Trail adventure they were replacing a small section of the trail that included a bridge. This forced me to take a minor detour around the bridge. Co Rd 3 NW was a short jaunt on the east side of the trail to connect back again. You can easily see this detour on a map. I'm not sure how long this trail construction will continue. There was wildlife that included a snapping turtle along the trail. Since this trail is a rails-to-trails addition, the grade was reasonable and the trail had a nice canopy cover nearly the entire way.

trail running
Friday, May 06, 2011

Easy, flat course with a bathroom stop in Douglas. It's a real nice break from sidewalks around town.