Currently, this trail exists in two unconnected segments, each less than six miles long. The northern segment does, however, connect seamlessly to the 19-mile Cannon Valley Trail via a short city trail connection in Red Wing. Meanwhile, the southern segment is anchored in the city of Zumbrota at the Covered Bridge Park, home to an historic covered bridge.
When complete, these two segments will be joined together and the trail will extend for 47 miles with Red Wing in the north and Pine Island in the south. It will pass through several other small cities in between. It will also serve as a link in the chain to connect the Cannon Valley Trail and Douglas State Trail.
This trail passes through a scenic mix of tall grass prairies, maple and basswood forests, and oak savanna. Deer, fox, wild turkeys, beavers, pheasant, eagles and opossum can often be seen from the trail.
The trail is paved and used by bicyclists, hikers, in-line skaters, wheelchair users and snowmobilers. There’s an adjacent natural surface treadway for horseback riders in the area around the Hay Creek Unit of a State Forest.