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U.S. Bicycle Route 45

Cyclists biking along the MRT

Mississippi River Trail

An unforgettable bicycle adventure

Minnesota’s segment of the Mississippi River Trail bikeway follows the river roughly 600 miles from its source at Itasca State Park to the Iowa border.

Located largely on road shoulders, the route also includes segments of scenic state, regional and local trails. Minnesota’s route, sometimes on both sides of the river, totals more than 800 miles.

About the route

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