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Root River Park Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 5.0 (1)

This is a great easy run with a variety of terrain and vegetation.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

96%

Runnable

1,282' 391 m

High

1,114' 340 m

Low

175' 53 m

Up

171' 52 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Fishing · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Short gravel road leading to the designated parking area. There is a trail map just off the parking lot.

Description

The trail is nicely groomed wide enough for comfortable distance between runners. It is mostly flat but there are some slight declines/inclines leading to and from the river. Along the way there are lovely views with tree-lined fields and wildflowers. You can run to the river's edge in several places. The bluffs along the river are beautiful.

Flora & Fauna

The first part of the trail leads you through oak savanna and open rolling terrain with wildflowers. Lots of oak and walnut trees near the river and vegetation along the riverbank. Small woodland animals and a nice variety of birds can be seen.

Contacts

Land Manager: Olmsted County Parks

Shared By:

Shawn Einerson

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#100

in Minnesota

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Photos

Bluffs overlooking the river.
Oct 10, 2020 near Stewart…, MN
Beautiful autumn reflections.
Oct 10, 2020 near Stewart…, MN
There is a bench here to sit and enjoy the view.
Oct 10, 2020 near Stewart…, MN
Open fields along the trail on the way to the river.
Oct 10, 2020 near Stewart…, MN

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