Soo Line South: Trailhead Parking to Genola

Total Miles
11.7

Elevation

354.46 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This section of Soo Line South is an easy trail with a great parking lot at the trailhead that has lots of room for trailers. The parking lot has security cameras and two vault-type restrooms. The parking lot and first few hundred feet of trail going up the hill from the parking lot's northwest end is asphalt since the trail going west remains asphalt for non-motorized use. (Access to the west side of US 10 is allowed and joint use; follow and obey posted signs.) This portion is around 12 miles and takes about 30 minutes at an average speed of 23 mph.

Photos of Soo Line South: Trailhead Parking to Genola

Soo Line South: Trailhead Parking to Genola
Soo Line South: Trailhead Parking to Genola
Soo Line South: Trailhead Parking to Genola

Difficulty

The section is an easy and flat converted rail grade. There's no need for 4x4 or even a locking differential. The surface is packed gravel without large rocks. Do pay attention to the edge of the trail as it can have steep backs since it is a converted rail grade. Bridge crossings are well marked and are about the only areas you need to use care and slow down.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

The trailhead is about 3.5 miles north of Royalton or 4 miles south of Little Falls. (There are turning lanes on US 10 from either direction.)

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