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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

Sakatah Trail/Eagle Lake Loop

Red Jacket Trail to Rapidan

Minneopa Trail Loop

Javens Loop 

Gravel Routes

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

Courtland Gravel - River Valley 100

Kasota Short Loop Gravel

Lime Valley/Kasota/Lime Valley Gravel

Lime Valley/Kasota/Eagle Lake Gravel

Closed Bridge Gravel

Closed Bridge /West Extensions/Tree Farm

Tree Farm Gravel Loop

Garden City Gravel

North Links/Judson/South Gravel

North Kato Gravel

St. Clair Gravel

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 

Lake Crystal with West Extension 

Lake Crystal Between the Lakes 

Judson Bottom and Minneopa Falls 

Garden City/Lake Crystal with West Extension

Rapidan Dump Loop 

North Links/Judson Loop 

Courtland Paved Loop 

St. Peter Loop 

LeSueur Loop 

Lakes Loop 

Smiths Mill/St Clair Loop 

St. Clair Loop 

Madison Lake Loop 

Good Thunder Loop

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