The Root River Trail System

Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle TourAnnouncing 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!

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.

This is a not-for-profit web site. All of the businesses and services listed are included free of charge. For your convenience, many have links to their own web sites.

Andor Wenneson Inn | Peterson, MN
International Owl Center | Houston, MN
Red Hotel | Lanesboro, MN
MN Trout Capital Preston Minnesota
Explore Minnesota Tourism
Highway 16 Scenic Byway