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Mendota Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.2 (6)

An easy trail that follows the river and is relatively lightly used for being in the city.


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Map Key

6.0

Miles

9.6

KM

Point to Point

773' 235 m

High

697' 213 m

Low

208' 64 m

Up

241' 74 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Description

To access this great trail, take advantage of the free parking down by the Sibley House in Mendota. Hike toward private property at end of pavement and take the underpass to the trailhead. The trail appears to go both directions, but the way to the north is steep and does not appear to extend for very long. The trail to south is relatively flat and can be very wet, especially after rains, due to the proximity to the river.

The trail continues about 6 miles from start to finish if you follow it straight through. Your way will be partly to mostly shaded. Some areas are wider, while others narrow down toward singletrack size. This trail is also used by bikes so be aware of cyclists that may be coming up behind you. Beware also of blocked sight lines, and use appropriate caution when moving around blind corners.

There are a few options to branch off here and there but it seems to all feed back into the same main trail line.

Flora & Fauna

Trees, grass, birds, squirrels, turtles, deer.

Contacts

Shared By:

Craig Long

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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  4.2 from 6 votes
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#133

in Minnesota

#9,307

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Photos

Picture of the shaded area of the trail, where it gets away from the river for a bit.
Jun 30, 2016 near Mendota…, MN

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Sep 24, 2019
Daniel Schultz
Apr 24, 2017
Austin Lynch
Nov 25, 2016
Rich Burns