Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail is a 54.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Waterville, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
54.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
862 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

paved

rails trails

river

wild flowers

wildlife

The Sakatah Singing Hills is a 39 mile paved trail located in Southern Minnesota. It uses a former railroad bed that was purchased for public use. Initial work on the trail began in 1974 and it started as a gravel trail, emerging as a fully paved trail in 1995. Since that time, the trail has become a popular recreational getaway for mostly local people. There are many activities that are allowed on the trail, including bicycling, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, walking, rollerblading, walking pets, birdwatching and nature observation. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources maintains the trail.

2 months ago

Love to ride it, great scenery and easy going.

road biking
3 months ago

Nice flat, paved trail and shaded most of the way. I rode from Faribault to Waterville on this trail and it’s was a fun ride! Somewhat scenic with the lakes near the trail too. My goal is to ride this trail from Faribault to Mankato one way, 40 miles approximately

5 months ago

Great unpaved trails that were relatively easy to navigate. Small amount of wildlife visible— most of it heard. Serene & easy to get back to paved trails for ease of navigation.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Long paved trail worth the total ride.

road biking
Thursday, June 18, 2015

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hiking
Saturday, December 27, 2014

I did not care for this park as much as other Minnesota State Parks. I was hoping for more elevation changes than I found.
That said, for trail running, it s a great park since it is fairly flat, but not completely without small rises here and there. I was here on a cool, drizzly September day. I did enjoy the quiet hiking through the trees and there was a bit of wind to move the leaves. I find that soothing and part of my nature experience I seek when hiking.
Nice lake to sit near, biking trails through the park (should have brought my road bike) so multiple options in addition to hiking.

hiking
Saturday, August 31, 2013

Good bike and running trails!

road biking
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This paved trail offers a look at the scenery of the heartland of southern Minnesota. My favorite portion of the path travels through the wooded areas of Sakatah State Park that span the 7 mile distance between Waterville, MN and Morristown, MN.

road biking
Monday, July 17, 2017

trail running
Friday, July 07, 2017

Monday, August 29, 2016