The Root River Trail is built on an old rail bed, so it is very flat and smooth with very gentle slopes (the engines couldn't pull up steep slopes), which makes for a very pleasant ride. Much of the trail is shaded, so it's cool even on hot days. The scenery is beautiful, with the babbling river and peaceful farm... 更多
We stayed in Lanesboro, MN (awesome little town to stay and play) and rode the entire trail in two days. The section from Preston to Harmony is not as well maintained and is hilly but still enjoyable. Lanesboro and other small towns along the way offer a lot of interesting stops. Paved trail and suitable for all skill levels.
The Root River State Trail system and connecting Preston-Harmony Trail is a very good, scenic trail system. It is paved (asphalt) for the entire length and mostly in good condition. There are a few stretches between Peterson and Rushford that are a little bumpy and in need of repair. Much of the trail is very flat and good for casual... 更多
Made a special trip just to ride this trail after research and reading reviews. We were not disappointed in the least. We dropped a vehicle in Whalan and rode from Fountain east approximately 16.5 easy miles. This was the best part of our plan as the first 5 miles were downhill! We literally had to lightly pedal only twice over... 更多
We had a beautiful weekend to ride the trails, we stayed in Lanesboro and although I was leary of the ride out to Rushford because of distance it was a really easy and smooth ride. The path between Peterson and Rushford was a little bumpy and rough, but still rideable.
Most of the trail was a lovely view of the Root River & stone bluffs along with farm homes and interesting barns. Except for a rough few miles to Rushford, the trail was a smooth, new surface for the miles we traveled. We appreciated having very few road crossings and the new bridges were great too!
Yeah, it sounds a little grandiose, but we really enjoyed our day on this lovely bicycle (mostly) trail. Just enough hills to get your heart racing once in awhile without having to fear a full cardio event, great variety of surroundings, and well maintained. I even won the "How many bridges have we crossed?" contest with my wife. What a... 更多
We are casual riders and really enjoyed the trail, riding from Lanesboro to Preston and back and then to Whalan and back. It's paved all the way and mostly flat with just a few small hills as the trail is an old RR right of way. It's very scenic and we'll maintained. Can't wait to ride some more of it... 更多
The trail extends from two trailheads in the west (Preston and Fountain) to one on the eastern connection (Houston), but there is no "circle-route" so you will be going out and back on the same trail. There is a steep grade from fountain to lanesborro. Very easy biking on the Preston to Lanesboro route. From Lanesboro east (downstream) the trail... 更多