Goodhue Pioneer State Trail
|Goodhue Pioneer State Trail|
|Length||10 mi (16 km)|
|Location||Southeast Minnesota, USA|
|Designation||Minnesota state trail|
Hay Creek Township
|Use||Biking, hiking, in-line skating, cross-country skiing|
|Sights||Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest: Hay Creek Unit, North Fork Zumbro River, Zumbrota Covered Bridge|
|Surface||Partial asphalt, partial dirt|
|Website||Goodhue Pioneer State Trail|
The Goodhue Pioneer State Trail is a multi-use recreational rail trail in southeastern Minnesota, USA. The 10 miles (16 km) of trail currently exist in two segments, separated by a 6-mile (9.7 km) gap. The 4-mile (6.4 km) northern segment is a paved trail running from Red Wing, Minnesota, to the Hay Creek section of the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest near Hay Creek Township. The 5.5-mile (8.9 km) southern section is a natural-surface trail running northward from the Zumbrota Covered Bridge Park in Zumbrota, Minnesota. The trail corridor follows an abandoned Chicago Great Western Railway segment that was originally built by the Duluth, Red Wing, & Southern Railroad in 1888, and abandoned in 1964 following a derailment.
- "Hay Creek Management Unit (map)" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. June 2002. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- Huddleston, Jerry. "Chicago Great Western Trails". Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- "Goodhue Pioneer Trail (R. J. Dorer Memorial Trail)". Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- "Goodhue Pioneer State Trail". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2011-06-04.