Bicyclists Riding Along the Mississippi River Trail

Mississippi River Trail


Mississippi River Trail Map

The Mississippi River Trail (MRT) in Minnesota is divided into the same six regional destination areas as the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.

In addition, the Paul Bunyan and Heartland State Trails serve as an alternative off-road option. View the entire MRT mapbook or individual maps below.



MRT Map Index
The Mississippi River Trail is one of the ways you can explore the state of Minnesota.

Current MRT Detours













Mississippi Headwaters
Itasca State Park to Bemidji

Northwoods Mississippi

Bemidji to Grand Rapids

Mississippi Crossings

Grand Rapids to Little Falls


Paul Bunyan/Heartland State Trail

Scenic Mississippi

Little Falls to Elk River

Metro Mississippi

Elk River to Hastings


Mississippi Bluffs

Hastings to the Iowa Border