Glacial Lakes State TrailCivic Center Drive
Willmar, MN 56201
The Glacial Lakes State Trail is located on a former Burlington Northern Railroad grade, and is generally level and wheelchair accessible. The trail is paved with asphalt for 22 miles between Willmar, Spicer, New London, Hawick, and the Kandiyohi/Stearns County line. An additional 5 miles from Richmond to Roscoe in Stearns County is also paved. The segment from Willmar to New London has 10 miles of parallel, grass treadway for horseback riding, while the New London to the Kandiyohi/Stearns County line segment has grass shoulders to accommodate this activity.
You will need a horse pass if you will be horseback riding and a ski pass for cross-country skiing. No other fees or passes are required to use the trail.
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
The Glacial Lakes Trail runs right past our neighborhood in New London, MN, and as long as we are not experiencing inclement weather, I use this trail nearly every day to walk our dog and enjoy the...
— MNexplorer23, October 12, 2019
A nice bike trail. Much of the trail is tree covered and since it’s an old rail line it has only slight climbs. There are lots of places to take side trips for food and even a brewery and winery. You...
— Trail480427, December 12, 2018
Wonderful and easy trail to ride, nice plat path that has been freshly resurfaced. Nice ride to a lake and beyond. Parking at trail head and spots along trail, easy access to all.
— Tom W, August 8, 2018
The trail is not continuous from Willmar to Rockville. It begins at the Willmar Civic Center. There is a big gap between Rockville and Cold Spring and another between Roscoe and Paynesville. The...
— Steven S, July 4, 2018
I ride this trail almost every weekend from my cabin on Green Lake. It is a railroad grade, so of course, no hills. I go whichever direction the wind is coming from. To Wilmar and back is 30 miles if...
— K A, June 24, 2017