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Trails & Riding Routes

Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain biking continues to grow in greater Mankato through the dedication of groups like the Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB) who build sustainable, environmentally friendly trails that make the most of natural terrain features. Nicollet Bike is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of MAMB!

Kiwanis Mountain Bike Trail

Located at the Kiwanis Recreation Area just north of the Highway 169 and Highway 14 intersection north of Mankato.


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Mount Kato Mountain Bike Trail

Slightly more than seven miles of mountain-bike trails are accessible during the non-winter months. Go>

Seven Mile Creek

7 Mile Park is a 628 acre county park located off of Hwy 169 between North Mankato & St. Peter.  There are multi-use trails with equestrian parking & a highway underpass.  Several footbridges cross 7 Mile Creek.  A boat landing is located on the east side for access to the Minnesota River. Go>

Paved Trails

Here are some great local paved trails for all bike types. Click to view our Strava route.

Sakatah Trail to Madison Lake
strava.com/routes/12267590

Sakatah Trail/Eagle Lake Loop
strava.com/routes/12267580

Red Jacket Trail to Rapidan strava.com/routes/12267562

Minneopa Trail Loop
strava.com/routes/12267542


Gravel Routes

Grind some gravel with these exciting routes!  Click to view our Strava route.

Courtland Gravel - River Valley 100
strava.com/routes/12289417

Kasota Short Loop Gravel
strava.com/routes/12289221

Lime Valley/Kasota/Lime Valley Gravel
strava.com/routes/12289228

Lime Valley/Kasota/Eagle Lake Gravel
strava.com/routes/12289210

Closed Bridge Gravel
strava.com/routes/12289319

Closed Bridge /West Extensions/Tree Farm
strava.com/routes/12289317

Tree Farm Gravel Loop
strava.com/routes/12436471

Garden City Gravel strava.com/routes/12289349

North Links/Judson/South Gravel strava.com/routes/12289399

North Kato Gravel strava.com/routes/12289427

St. Clair Gravel
strava.com/routes/12289281

Road Routes

Here are some road riding routes around Mankato. Download a PDF of this map here, or stop in the shop to grab a printed version.  Click to view our Strava route. 

Lake Crystal Loop
strava.com/routes/12214275 

Lake Crystal with West Extension
strava.com/routes/12214285 

Lake Crystal Between the Lakes
strava.com/routes/12214296 

Judson Bottom and Minneopa Falls
strava.com/routes/12214306 

Garden City/Lake Crystal with West Extension
strava.com/routes/12214320

Rapidan Dump Loop strava.com/routes/12214368 

North Links/Judson Loop strava.com/routes/12214450 

Courtland Paved Loop strava.com/routes/12214460 

St. Peter Loop
strava.com/routes/12220744 

LeSueur Loop
strava.com/routes/12220758 

Lakes Loop
strava.com/routes/12220760 

Smiths Mill/St Clair Loop strava.com/routes/12220766 

St. Clair Loop
strava.com/routes/12220786 

Madison Lake Loop strava.com/routes/12220821 

Good Thunder Loop strava.com/routes/12435658

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