Best trails in Albert Lea

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Looking for a great trail near Albert Lea, Minnesota? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Pilot Knob State Park or Myre-Big Island State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Kaplan's Woods Park or Marcusen Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Albert Lea ranging from 1.4 to 11.2 miles and from 1,210 to 1,286 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Albert Lea
Top trails (8)
#1 - Myre Big Island State Park
Myre-Big Island State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
This is an all-inclusive area. Camping, recreation, biking and hiking trails. Keep in mind that this is a fee area (State Park). Stop in at the park office for info regarding trails, camping, and recrShow more
#2 - Prairie View Great Marsh Loop Trail
Myre-Big Island State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 57 m
Prairie View Great Marsh Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albert Lea, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#3 - Big Island Loop
Myre-Big Island State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 35 m
Big Island Loop is primarily used for walking and mountain biking in the summer, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.Show more
#4 - Myre Big Island State Park Loop
Myre-Big Island State Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
Myre Big Island State Park Loop is a 8.1 mile loop trail located near Albert Lea, Minnesota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail runninShow more
#5 - Blazing Star Trail
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
Enjoy views of rural landscapes along the Blazing Star State Trail, linking Albert Lea to Big Island State Park. Pass Albert Lea Lake and experience a diversity of natural environments including oak sShow more
#6 - White Woods Loop
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
White Woods Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albert Lea, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is acceShow more
#7 - Bancroft Bay Park Trail
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Bancroft Bay Park Trail is a 2.6 mile loop trail located near Albert Lea, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and biShow more
#8 - St. Nicholas County Park Trail
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
St. Nicholas County Park Trail is a 0.7 mile out and back trail located near Albert Lea, Minnesota that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, wShow more