Spring is finally here, hopefully! Dust the cobwebs off those bikes, pump up the tires and hit the trails! Get a little exercise while enjoying the outdoors! Discover the top rated bike trails in and around Rochester.

Visit the website, www.traillink.com  to view trail descriptions, trail maps, photos and reviews.

Here are a few popular trails, I thought might be interesting:

Blazing Star State Trail
5.8 miles, asphalt
The Blazing Star State Trail is located in Albert Lea, near Minnesota's southern border.

Cannon Valley Trail
19.7 miles, asphalt
The Cannon Valley Trail connects the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing on a former Chicago Great Western Railway line.

Chippewa River State Trail
38.5 miles, asphalt
The Chippewa River State Trail runs for nearly 40 miles between Eau Claire and Durand.

Douglas State Trail
12.5 miles, asphalt
The Douglas State Trail occupies the rail bed of the former Chicago Great Western Railway corridor between the cities of Rochester and Pine Island.

Douglas-Cascade Trail
2 miles, asphalt
The Douglas-Cascade Trail extends 2 miles southeast towards downtown Rochester from the southern part of the Douglas State Trail.

Goodhue Pioneer State Trail
9.2 miles, asphalt
The Goodhue Pioneer State Trail links the cities of Red Wing, Goodhue, Zumbrota, Mazeppa, Bellechester and Pine Island along an abandoned railroad corridor.

Great River Ridge State Trail
13.03 miles, asphalt and crushed stone
The Great River Ridge State Trail runs for 13 miles between County Highway 9 just north of Eyota and 3rd Street SW just north of Wabasha Street in the town of Plainfield.

Harmony-Preston Valley Trail
18 miles, asphalt
The Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail runs on a north south line between the town of Harmony and the Root River State Trail between Lanesboro and Fountain.

Root River State Trail
42 miles, asphalt
Follows through the Minnesota towns of Fountain, Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford and Houston.

Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail
18.5 miles, asphalt and crushed stone
The Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail follows the abandoned Chicago Great Western Railway grade between Riceville and the Iowa/Minnesota State Line

Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring and summer by taking a bike ride for exercise, or just for fun, with family and friends!