Biking at Blue Mounds State Park (Photo credit: Jim Juhl)
Biking at Blue Mounds State Park (Photo credit: Jim Juhl)

Blue Mound Trail &

Luverne  Loop

 

The Blue Mound Trail

The Blue Mound Hiking and Biking Trail offers six miles of trail stretching from Main Street Luverne to the Blue Mound State Park.  Along the path visitors can see open scenery and agricultural fields as well as a beautiful view of the Blue Mound cliff line.  A portion of the trail branches off to the top of a 90 foot cliff line and offers a panoramic view of Luverne. 

The Blue Mound State Park offers an additional 13 miles of hiking trails that lead you over the top of the Mounds through rich and caried prairie-dominated terrain. The Blue
Bikers on the Blue Mounds Trail.  Photo credit Jim Juhl
Bikers on the Blue Mounds Trail. Photo credit Jim Juhl
Mound Trail gives hikers a rare opportunity to experience Minnesota's ever-changing tall grass prairie.


Check out more information on the Blue Mounds State Park by clicking here.

Click here for more information on snowmobile trail maps near Luverne. 
 

 

IN PROGRESS: The Luverne Loop! 

Planning is underway for an additional seven miles of trail around the outskirts of the city.  By connecting to the Blue Mound Trail, the Luverne Loop will provide residents and visitors
Bicyclists on Blue Mound Trail.  Photo credit Rock County Star Herald
Bicyclists on Blue Mound Trail. Photo credit Rock County Star Herald
of all ages with a safe, natural place for healthy recreation and transportation that connects areas of interest throughout Luverne and Rock County.
 

The Loop will be completed in 3 Phases.  Phase 1 was completed in 2016; it begins at Veterans Memorial Pond and terminates at Dodge Street.  Phase 2 is set for construction in 2017 and will continue from Dodge Street to south Highway 75.  Phase 3 will venture from south Highway 75 and terminate at a new planned trailhead at Redbird Field, which ultimately connects to the Blue Mounds Trail at the intersection of Main Street and Bluemound Avenue. 

A map of the current and proposed routes can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

Bikers on the Blue Mounds Trail.  Photo credit Jim Juhl
Bikers on the Blue Mounds Trail. Photo credit Jim Juhl
In August 2016, the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trail Commission designated the Luverne Loop and Blue Mounds Trail as a Trail of Regional Significance.  The Commission used the following criteria:


(1) Provides a High-Quality "Destination" Trail Experience


(2) Well-located to Serve a Regional Population and Tourist Destination


(3) Enhances connectivity to Regional Destinations


(4) Fills a Gap in Recreational Opportunity within a Region


 For more information on the vision, maps, and related projects, check out the Luverne Loop Master Plan.

 

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