The Root River Trail System

Root River Trail Towns creates Friends of the Trail

To help RRTT expand our offerings and promotional activities we hope you will join us as "Friends of the Trail." The following are suggested donation amounts:

  • $25 for individuals
  • $35 for families
  • $50 for businesses.

Friends of the Trail will receive a quarterly newsletter though Constant Contact and a link to our Facebook page to keep you informed of upcoming events.

For more information, click here to view our press release document (PDF).

Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour

Announcing the first-ever Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour - July 8-10, 2016. Discover the magic of riding your bike in Southeast Minnesota's Bluff Country. This three day tour features majestic scenery and lots of great food and entertainment. And it's a great training ride!

Mark the dates on your calendar today. Be the first to register!

Click here for a PDF fact sheet on a cycling event you'll want to be a part of. Look for the registration form on page 3 and the required waiver on page 5.

Great Ride! Great Route! Great People!

Don't miss the 60-mile Garage Sale along the Root River Trail June 24 & 25. Click here for more.

Welcome to the website of the Root River Trail System, an online guide to Southeast Minnesota's premier recreational trail system, The Root River and Harmony-Preston Valley Trails. This 60-mile paved trail network meanders along the Root River amid 300-foot bluffs, attracting thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each season.

This website is a comprehensive directory of services available trailwide, from Fountain on the west, to Houston on the east, to Harmony on the south. You will also find information about the communities along the trail. Please use the links above to explore this site.

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  Trail Conditions

Amish Backroads Tour
Burdey's Cafe | Peterson MN
Geneva's Hideaway & Ice Cream Shop
Cottage House Inn
Bluffscape Amish Tours
Explore Minnesota Tourism
Highway 16 Scenic Byway