VISIT OWATONNA | Bike, Hike & More All Year Long!

Jan 26, 2023

Whether you are a runner or a cyclist, Owatonna has enough trails to keep you occupied for days. For the avid mountain biker, the mountain bike trail system will leave you breathless. Ride the multi-use Buxton and Muckle trails along the Straight River and enjoy the scenery at multiple parks!

Owatonna’s multiple-use trail system has been created to provide a variety of recreational opportunities for city residents and visitors. The Muckle Trail runs along the Straight River in the heart of Owatonna, connecting Morehouse Park to the Buxton Trail. The Buxton Trail begins at North Street, traveling adjacent to Maple Creek and winding its way through Dartts Park, Brooktree Golf Course and Mineral Springs Park, before reaching its conclusion on the city’s eastern edge. One of the city’s most popular recreation areas is Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, which offers 225 acres for hiking, biking, fat tire biking, jogging, in-line skating, and cross-country skiing. The Kaplan’s Woods Parkway contains over 6 miles of hiking and cross country skiing trails, and nearly two miles of hard-surfaced, handicapped-accessible trails. Restrooms and facilities located at Morehouse Park. Maps are located along the trail. For current trail conditions, check out