Root River - South Branch from Preston to Whalan
2-98 Center St SE
Southeast Minnesota's Bluff Lands Trail System offers two unique trails. The Root River State Trail is a 43-mile, fully-paved multiple use trail that descends from Fountain into the Root River Valley through Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford and into Houston. The trail provides outstanding views of the soaring limestone bluffs of the Root River Valley. Wildlife is abundant and sightings of wild turkey, deer, hawks and turkey vultures are common. Rattlesnakes are occasionally found on rock outcrops and in the river bottoms.