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Best trails in Rochester

361 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Rochester, Minnesota? AllTrails has 11 great trail running trails, hiking 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 Whitewater State Park or Carley State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Oxbow Park or Sylvan Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Rochester ranging from 1 to 5.7 miles and from 1,003 to 1,181 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 Rochester
Top trails (11)
#1 - Cascade Lake Loop
Cascade Lake Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
#2 - Willow Creek Reservoir Loop
Willow Creek Reservoir Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h
Easy loop around the reservoir. Prairie and marsh views along the southern half. The low parts of the southern half tend to get muddy, even during the summer. Parts of the trail are underwater during the spring thaw. Family and pet friendly.Show more
#3 - Indian Heights Park Loop
Indian Heights Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 29 m
#4 - Savannah Trail Loop
Quarry Hill Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
#5 - Bear Creek Trail
Rochester, Minnesota
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
#6 - Quarry Ruins Trail Loop
Rochester, Minnesota
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 39 m
#7 - Pond/Prairie Trail
Quarry Hill Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
#8 - Zumbro River Trail
Rochester, Minnesota
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
#9 - Essex Park Loop
Essex Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 46 m
Nice, quiet place for families/dogs. Has picnic tables, paved trails, and unpaved trails.Show more
#10 - Family Trail
Rochester, Minnesota
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 50 m
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