Douglas State Trail: Pine Island to Douglas

EASY 12 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 good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and road biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 17.7 miles Elevation Gain: 357 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

road biking

walking

running

paved

views

Wed Aug 15 2018

Very nice trail for biking! Beautiful scenery, lots of trees and some open spots to view the surrounding country side. Real easy trail.

road biking
Mon Apr 16 2018

Can be lots of traffic the weekends.

walking
Fri Jul 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
Sun 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
Sat Jun 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.

running
Fri May 06 2011

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

hiking
3 months ago

road biking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Sat Apr 28 2018