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Great River Regional Trail

Wright County, in partnership with the cities of Clearwater, Monticello, and Otsego, is working on a master plan for the proposed Great River Regional Trail. The trail is envisioned as an off-road, paved, non-motorized destination trail for walking, running, bicycling, and inline skating.

The trail will provide visual and physical connections to the Mississippi River where feasible and may be linked to the Mississippi River state water trail to provide a canoe/kayak and bicycle loop route. Additional amenities and facilities along the trail may include campsites, trailheads, cultural interpretation, wayfinding signage, rest stops, and connections to local destinations.

The master plan will be developed to meet Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC) requirements and will include: a planned trail route to inform future decisions related to trail development and acquisition, an ecological/land resources plan, a programming plan, an operations and management plan, and a sustainability plan. Learn more about the GMRPTC here:

Great River Regional Trail Project Schedule

Planning Documents

Great River Regional Trail Master Plan

Great River Regional Trail Project Area Map

Open House Information Boards