Kaplan's Woods Park18th St SW / Mosher Ave
Owatonna, MN 55060
Whether you're interested in biking, hiking, trail running or just taking a scenic walk Kaplan's Woods and Parkway located in Owatonna, Minnesota is the place. Kaplan's Woods offers free admission and parking, well marked trail maps, and nearly 7 miles of trails. These trail range from easy to intermediate, and include hills, dirt terrain, and heavily wooded landscape. The trail begins at a beginner level and is adjacent to Lake Kholmire, so families will find it easy and fun- with the ability to do some swimming, fishing or playground running after the trails. Mountain and fat tire bikes are welcome, and the trails also provide great training ground for runners. Kaplan's Woods connects with Kaplan's Woods Parkway- a 1.5 mile paved trail that is handicapped accessible. This Parkway, when continuing north, connects to Morehouse Park, where more public parking and restrooms are available. Along the paved Parkway are off-terrain trails marked with trail maps for more of an adventure, along with periodic benches and a slightly hidden dock into the Straight River. Great for all levels and ages.
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 12 reviews
Great place to cross country ski when there is no foot travel in the winter. The new mountain bike trail is too much for this little area. In spring you will see the vegetation look a lot different...
— Melissa K, February 4, 2019
Nice hilly terrain and very well marked trails. Perfect for a winter hike through the serene woods and spot animals and lots of animal tracks and walk by the partially frozen creeks.
— TriCityDude, December 28, 2018
I visit Kaplan's Woods many times each year and enjoy the trails with my kids for walking, exploring and fat tire biking. Easy to get to & safe as well. Great place to visit.
— TheMonte, August 22, 2016
The walkways are great for walks, bikes or puppies. If you want to fish catch and release there is even a spot for that. Picnic spots can be found as well. Along the way they even have some extra...
— Melanie C, July 20, 2016
Everyone in the area has heard of Kaplan's Woods. They have many well marked trails. Great place to animal watch, wild flowers, get your exercise. And the trails are well marked.
— 328patk, May 18, 2016