Central Lakes State Trail

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Central Lakes State Trail
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The trail passing through Alexandria by the statue of Big Ole the Viking, near the Kensington Runestone Museum
Length55 mi (89 km)
LocationCentral Minnesota, USA
DesignationMinnesota state trail
TrailheadsFergus Falls
UseBiking, hiking, in-line skating, snowmobiling
GradeNearly level
Hiking details
SightsChristina Lake, Alexandria, Lake Osakis
HazardsRoad crossings, severe weather
WebsiteCentral Lakes State Trail

The Central Lakes State Trail is a paved recreational rail trail in central Minnesota, USA, running along a former Burlington Northern Railroad line. The trail is marked with mileposts every mile, corresponding with the mile markers of the former railroad line. Snowmobile use is allowed on the trail in winter, conditions permitting.

Description of the trail[edit]

The 55-mile (89 km) trail begins in Osakis at the western end of the Lake Wobegon Trail and runs parallel to Interstate 94 before ending in Fergus Falls. This trail passes through the towns of Nelson, Alexandria, Garfield, Brandon, Evanston, Melby, Ashby, and Dalton.[1][2] The Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon trails combine for a continuous 117-mile (188 km) trail.


  1. ^ "Central Lakes Trail Map". Central Lakes Trail. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
  2. ^ "Central Lakes State Trail". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-07-27.

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