We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Running the red jacket...it doesn’t get much better than this

So I’m up in the Mankato area annually around the end of September (3 years running, now), and I... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
dctravel1
,
Saint Louis, Missouri
via mobile
Cool

Trail is good. There was water and bike fix stations along the way. Also have small parks along the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Hands D
via mobile
Read all 50 reviews
7
All photos (7)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“the river”(8 reviews)
“homemade pies”(2 reviews)
About
A 13-mile bike trail going from Mankato to Rapidan.
Contact
Mankato, MN
Website
Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Great place to quietly walk or ride bike, Smooth path and well cared for, Around town by the YMCA it can be a little crowded but as soon as you reach city limits, it clears out fast

3  Thank Retired0ne2
Reviews (50)
Filter reviews
50 results
Traveller rating
33
15
2
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
33
15
2
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the river trestle bridge homemade pies mankato area dam ymca bike ride rode woods miles runners mt incline scenery wildlife adventure
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 50 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

So I’m up in the Mankato area annually around the end of September (3 years running, now), and I found this trail the first time I was here. I pick it up at the YMCA in Mankato. You can park at the HS, the Y,...More

Thank dctravel1
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Trail is good. There was water and bike fix stations along the way. Also have small parks along the way if you need a break.

Thank Hands D
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you're staying in the city of Mankato, you can hop on the trail system virtually anywhere in town. The Red Jacket Trail is very popular as it has a lot of nature to see along the way, including the famous Red Jacket Trestle Bridge,...More

Thank cynsha
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We took an hour hike on this trail and enjoyed th scenery. It was a nice area and we would bring our bikes next time.

Thank cincyr0
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My wife and I do 3 to 3.5 mile runs on this trail. People are always courteous including the cyclists that ride the trail. We start at the Y and turnaround just before Mt. Kato. The trail is much longer for serious runners and cyclists....More

Thank A3236APmarkw
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I ride this trail with my family from Mankato numerous times a year. It links up with the Mankato River trail, the trail to Minneopa State Park and the Sakatah trail system. The ride up to the city of Rapidan is beautiful although you have...More

2  Thank grlav8r777
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Our family took a day trip from Minneapolis to Mankato. We rented bikes from Nicollet Bike shop and got on the trail from their fairly easily. Our kids (11 and 13 years old) enjoyed it a lot. The course is all paved from the edge...More

Thank zieglermpls
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This Biking/running/walking trail runs thru a neighborhood and into the wooded area in west Mankato. Gorgeous with wild flowers. Glimpses of deer, birds, and other wildlife along the way. Pretty and well maintained.Trail goes all the way to Rapidan, total close to 12 miles. Recommended...More

1  Thank Lori B
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We parked and began riding by the depot in Downtown Mankato. After riding along the MN River and traversing south by the YMCA and Mankato West High School, we hooked up with the R.J.T. It is well marked and initially goes through a residential neighborhood...More

1  Thank minniegirl01
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This trail start in residential Mankato but nicely designed and soon gets you into the countryside. I was impressed by the wooded route further south. It was also handy to be able to stay on bike trails all the way back to the Sakatah trail.

Thank murfplace1
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
mjrav
20 April 2016|
Answer
Response from maggieminn | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Haven't see a dog on it.
0
Votes