Bike the Mississippi River Trail

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area 

Mississippi River Trail

Mississippi River Trail (MRT) sign pointing the way to the trail at a trail access point

Riverside trails within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area are a small part of a much larger system of bicycle routes that follow the Mississippi from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River Trail (MRT) stretches 3,000 miles through 10 states. Sometimes, the trail is on roads and streets, sometimes atop levees, and in other sections, the route is an off road trail for bicyclers and walkers only. Somewhere along the Mississippi, you can find a route to meet any purpose.