Explore the most popular trails near Monticello with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Monticello, Minnesota Map
trail running
18 days ago

This is overall an easy trail. The only moderate section is along trail section #2 as there are a couple of climbs. I run this trail 1-2 time a week. I generally start at the parking lot by the swim area and take the Esker trail (#1) along Bertram lake to #2 to the #3 loop and return back on #2 and take the Esker trail along Long lake. This is a 5 mile run. It’s also a great hike that has some variation lots to look at. It’s a wise well maintained trail.

There are also 8 miles of single track that is used primarily by mountain bikers. I’ve only run a few miles of that during sanction trail runs. These are a bit more challenging as the topography changes a bit quicker than the walking/hiking trail.

We loved hiking here! The trails are challenging and versatile for bikers and hikers.

trail running
4 months ago

It was beautiful- not too many bugs!

There are some awesome off road bike trails that are challenging, yet fun! Also beautiful scenery and clean.

mountain biking
6 months ago

mountain biking
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mountain biking
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7 months ago

mountain biking
Sunday, May 01, 2016