About Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail is part of the larger trail system in and around the Mankato area.

On the west, it begins at Lime Valley road in Mankato and travels east 39 miles ending just outside of Faribault. At the western end in Mankato, the trail connects to the North Minnesota River Trail which, in turn, connects the West Mankato Trail which becomes the Red Jacket Trail.

The Sakatah Trail is paved and mostly flat making it ideal for bikes, strollers, and wheelchairs.

Near Mankato, there are wooded areas where visitors might spot deer and songbirds. Many parts of the trail are flanked by wildflowers and prairie grasses.

The beauty and natural surroundings of the Sakatah are available year-round. In the winter, the trail is popular with cross-country skiers.

Photo by Tina Thomas - Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail prairie grasses
Photo by Tina Thomas – Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail prairie grasses
Photo by Tina Thomas - Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail wildflowers
Photo by Tina Thomas – Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail wildflowers
Photo by Rick Pepper - Dragon fly along the edge of Eagle Lake at the Sakatah Trail.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Dragon fly along the edge of Eagle Lake at the Sakatah Trail.
Photo by Rick Pepper - An unidentified bird rests on a reed in the marsh adjacent to the Sakatah Trail.
Photo by Rick Pepper – An unidentified bird rests on a reed in the marsh adjacent to the Sakatah Trail.
Photo by Rick Pepper - A Chipmunk munches on a seed it found on the Sakatah Trail.
Photo by Rick Pepper – A Chipmunk munches on a seed it found on the Sakatah Trail.
Photo by Rick Pepper - A Barn Swallow rests on a guardrail along the Sakatah Trail.
Photo by Rick Pepper – A Barn Swallow rests on a guardrail along the Sakatah Trail.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Red-winged blackbirds are common in any wetland, those surrounding the Sakatah trail near Eagle Lake are no exception.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Red-winged blackbirds are common in any wetland, those surrounding the Sakatah trail near Eagle Lake are no exception.

Additional Links

Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail Map

Location

West End: Lime Valley road, near Highway 14, Mankato