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Red Jacket Trail

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The Red Jacket Trail is a multi-use, paved trail constructed on an old railroad line that runs from Mankato to Rapidan.


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6.5

Miles

10.5

KM

100%

Runnable

976' 298 m

High

769' 234 m

Low

299' 91 m

Up

99' 30 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Red Jacket Trail is a multi-use recreational trail for hiking, walking, running and biking. It winds through some very scenic, wooded areas south of Mankato and is a local favorite.

At Hawthorne Road, the Red Jacket Trail briefly shares the route with the South Route Trail.

Where the Red Jacket Trail meets up with County Road 1 near Red Jacket Valley Park, there is a small park called Red Jacket Trail Park. Here, there is a picnic shelter, primitive restrooms, parking, drinking water, fire rings and grills and a boat launch into the Le Sueur River. This is a great place to rest along the route or to even start the trail at.

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Land Manager: City of Mankato

Shared By:

Sarah Houle

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Red Jacket Trail Bridge.
Jul 4, 2016 near North M…, MN

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