Mankato Area Mountain Bike Trails

Please do not ride when wet in spring/summer/fall and when above freezing in winter, or it will damage the trail. This results in more work for the volunteers fixing the mess, and less time building new stuff.

It's also really bad for the components on your bike ...

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Kiwanis Mountain Bike Trail


This nearly six mile trail is located at the Kiwanis Recreation Area just north of the Highway 169 and 14 intersection. There are two different loops at Kiwanis. The "Short Loop" shown in green is a one mile trail rated as beginner. The "Long Loop" is a 4.5 mile trail that is rated intermediate. There will eventually be more features put into the long loop for the more advanced riders, which will be on short offshoot trails.

Parking is available by the shelter in the paved lot, or there is a lower gravel lot. Follow the "Mountain Bike Trail" signs to the trailhead. At the trailhead you will find a skills/terrain park with many wooden features and teeters, as well as a beginner/kids loop around these features.

City Park Rules: Do not ride on any of the woodchip trails or woods north of the gravel road. Those areas are designated no bicycles allowed. You can receive a citation.

Mount Kato


Located at 20461 Hwy 66. Open early May through October. Over 7 miles of mountain bike trails for the novice to expert rider. 80% wooded single track. Trail pass is required.

Traverse des Sioux Mountain Bike Trail

St. Peter (Non-MAMB)

11 mile trail system built by Saint Peter volunteers in the Traverse des Sioux park between St. Peter and the Minnesota river. The trails are designed for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, and snowshoeing.