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Best trails in Mankato

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Looking for a great trail near Mankato, Minnesota? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views 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 Minneopa State Park or Sakatah Lake State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Rasmussen Park or Seven Mile Creek County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Mankato ranging from 0.6 to 10.2 miles and from 787 to 990 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 Mankato
Top trails (8)
#1 - Minneopa Falls Trail
Minneopa State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
NOTE: As of April 2020, some of the off-trail paths are closed.Show more
#2 - Minneopa State Park Loop
Minneopa State Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
#3 - Rasmussen Woods
Rasmussen Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
#4 - Red Jacket Valley Trail
Red Jacket Valley Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 43 m
Formerly known as the Guaranteed Sand and Gravel Pit, this loop is a scenic area designed for hiking, canoeing and kayaking. There is a beach area on the south side of the pond and wooded walking trails throughout the park. Show more
#5 - Williams Nature Center South and North Overlooks
Williams Nature Center
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 45 m
#6 - Red Jacket Trail
Minneopa State Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
#7 - Minnesota River Trail
Mankato, Minnesota
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
#8 - Mount Kato Ski Area MTB Route
Mankato, Minnesota
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Length: 4.5 mi
Please note: trails are only open to mountain biking during the summer months. There is also a fee to access the trails.Show more