Washington County’s Point Douglas Regional Trail is ready for residents who wish to walk or bike along the Mississippi River at the southern tip of the county.
A 2.5-mile segment of the trail was completed in 2017. The trail starts at Point Douglas Park, and extends under Highway 10 on its way to Prescott, Wis., and then runs back west along the backwaters and main channel of the Mississippi River, providing vistas of the river and the railroad track that runs along the river. Most of the trail is along bluff land, and has a tree canopy for most of its length.
The trail continues to the south at Highway 61 over the bridge towards Hastings. From there, trail users are connected to Downtown Hastings and the Dakota County regional trail System.