Trailheads

Lake Wobegon Trailheads

St. Joseph • AvonAlbanyFreeportMelroseSauk CentreWest UnionOsakisHoldingfordBowlusHighway 10 Trailhead

St. Joseph

St. Joseph Trailhead
St. Joseph Trailhead

This trailhead is on the northern edge of town is within biking distance of restaurants and stores.

  • Parking
  • Restrooms with flush toilets
  • Water
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Bike Racks
  • Bike repair station with pump

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce
City of St. Joseph
College of St Benedict
St Joseph Newsleader



Avon

 

Avon Trailhead
Avon Trailhead

This sprawling trailhead is in Avon’s Lake Wobegon Park and has an observation tower and a band shell.

  • Parking
  • Restrooms with flush toilets
  • Water
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Bike Racks
  • Bike repair station with pump
  • Benches

Avon Area Chamber of Commerce
City of Avon
Avon Township
Avon Hills Initiative
Avon Hills North Scenic and Natural Area



Albany

Albany Trailhead
Albany Trailhead

The trailhead has a veterans memorial and shares a parking lot with the police station and library.

  • Parking
  • Restrooms with flush toilets (in library)
  • Water (in library)
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Bike Racks
  • Bike repair station with pump

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
City of Albany
Albany Public Library
Two Rivers Stearns County Park



Freeport

Freeport Trailhead
Freeport Trailhead

The smiley face water tower greets you when you arrive at the Freeport trailhead.

  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Bike Racks
  • Bike repair station with pump
  • Benches

City of Freeport



Melrose

Melrose Trailhead
Melrose Trailhead

Melrose doesn’t have a trailhead building, but trail users may park in the lot across from the grain elevator.

  • Parking
  • Bike repair station with pump
  • Bike rack
  • Free Bike Rental Program

Melrose Area Chamber of Commerce
City of Melrose
Melrose Public Library



Sauk Centre

Sauk Centre Trailhead
Sauk Centre Trailhead

 

The trailhead in Sinclair Lewis Park on Sauk Lake connects to the Lake Wobegon trail via a short paved trail and features a band shell and a nearby splash pad.

  • Parking
  • Restrooms with flush toilets
  • Water
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Playground
  • Fishing pier

Sauk Centre Additional Parking: Trail users can also park in a lot where the Lake Wobegon Trail crosses Sinclair Lewis Avenue.

  • Parking
  • Small shelter
  • Bench
  • Bike Repair Station with pump

Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce
City of Sauk Centre
Sauk Centre Public Library
Sauk Herald Newspaper



West Union

West Union Trailhead
West Union Trailhead

With a population of 122, West Union is the smallest hamlet on the Lake Wobegon Trail, but visitors are welcome here.

  • Parking
  • Vault toilets
  • Water (hand pump)
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Benches

West Union Information



Osakis

Trailhead Address:
11 Main St East, Osakis MN 56360
about mile 130

The trailhead is in downtown Osakis about two blocks south of Lake Osakis. There are bathrooms available at the City Offices about 100 feet south of the trail on the corner of Central Avenue and Main Street. Osakis is the point where the Lake Wobegon Trail connects with the Central Lakes Trail.

City of Osakis
Osakis Chamber of Commerce
Osakis Review Newspaper



Holdingford

Holdingford Trailhead
Holdingford Trailhead

Flower arrangements adorn this trailhead building and a Soo Line railroad car features scenes from Holdingford’s past.

  • Parking
  • Restrooms with flush toilets
  • Water
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Bike Racks
  • Bike repair station with pump
  • Benches

Holdingford Covered Bridge: At 186 feet, it’s officially Minnesota’s longest covered bridge. It was built in 2008 and crosses South Two Rivers in Holdingford.

City of Holdingford
Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area



Bowlus

Bowlus Trailhead
Bowlus Trailhead

Technically not part of the Lake Wobegon Trail, but the Soo Line Trail has been adopted by the Lake Wobegon Trails Association. This modern trailhead building was designed to resemble the old Bowlus train station.

  • Parking
  • Restrooms with flush toilets
  • Water
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Bike racks
  • Grill
  • Playground

City of Bowlus



Highway 10 Trailhead

This is the end of the paved portion of the Soo Line Trail. A large parking area is available, along with vault toilets.
The Soo Line trail continues northeast from this point as an unpaved trail primarily for use by ATV’s. The trail ends just south of Superior Wisconsin.

Soo Line Trail Information