Parks & Trails
With 30 miles of paved biking and walking trails, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the river, scenic overlooks and a hidden waterfall.Click HERE for a Hastings trail map.
HASTINGS TRAIL SYSTEM
The City of Hastings has 30 miles of bike trails to explore. The new Vermillion River Greenway Trail is a completed 10 mile loop around the city, a perfect day trip! For the adventurous cyclists, the Hastings Trail System connects to Spring Lake Park and will soon offer a trail directly to Prescott.Scenic stops along the bike trails include:
Located just off of Highway 61 on 21st Street East, the park is a treasure for picnics, exploring, and, of course, viewing the spectacular Vermillion Falls and limestone ravine.VERMILLION RIVER OVERLOOK
Follow the paved path West from of the Vermillion Falls and venture left to discover the Vermillion Gorge Bridge that provides beautiful views of the Vermillion River, or choose to go right and explore the Spiral Ravine Trail.OLD MILL RUINS
Travel back in time with a pit stop in Old Mill Park where towering pillars from the Ramsey Mill, built in 1956, still stand today.
Highlights On The Mississippi River:
The NEW Hastings Riverwalk connects two city parks located right on the Mississippi River. Levee Park is a perfect spot for summer entertainment with a concert venue unlike any other. From May through September the pavilion, donated by the Hastings Rotary Club, fills up with live music, classes and outdoor movies!
East of Levee Park along the Mississippi is Jaycee Park which offers plenty of green space, picnic tables and benches for a quick rest. Jaycee park is a great place for bird watching and provides a public boat launch for when you ditch a bike for a boat! Continue on the Hastings Trail system to the Lock and Dam, travel up the River Dike Trail Section and onto an incredibal scenic overlook.By 2018, The Mississippi River Trail will offer 27 miles of scenic views along the Mississippi River from Hastings to St. Paul. For now, cyclists can enjoy a 7.5 mile ride from Hastings through Spring Lake Park. Click HERE for a Mississippi River Trail Map. The section highlighted in orange will be complete in summer 2018.
Breathtaking views and so much to see and do! Spring Lake Park Reserve offers hiking, skiing, biking, community garden plots, archery course, and a model airplane field. Click the link above for Summer and Winter trail maps.
Also located at Spring Lake Park is Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center. The main room is available for rent to civic and private groups, while the lobby is open to all. The Center has restrooms, park information, maps and outdoor fire-rings.
Bike Trails Near Hastings
CANNON VALLEY TRAIL
20-mile hiking, biking, and cross-country ski trail near the Cannon River. Wheel passes available at stations along the trail.
ST CROIX VALLEY REGION
Visit the St. Croix Valley Region's biking trail page to discover the Valley's scenic bike trails. This list features trails in the Minnesota and Wisconsin region and includes our Hastings Loop Trail!
CLICK HERE for a complete list of public parks in Hastings.