The Mississippi River Trail

Zoie Clift
10 states. 1 River. The
Mississippi River Trail (MRT) is a bicycling route that travels from the
headwaters of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Delta at
the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. It is a 3,000-mile system of bicycle-friendly
roads and multi-use pathways that connects 10 states, the cities of
Minneapolis, St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans, and hundreds of smaller towns
along the way. The Arkansas section of the trail currently traverses Delta
country and more routes are being planned. Bob Robinson recently wrote a
guidebook for the trail that provides route information broken into 100 mile
segments. For more details on the trail and the guidebook visit



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4 comments on “The Mississippi River Trail
  1. Mark says:

    Each state segment has lots to offer – fantastic experience in the heart of the United States. I have biked approximately 20% and look forward to much much more. Thanks for starting this blog.

  2. Zoie Clift says:

    Thanks Mark! It’s definitely a great trail. There is a scouting ride taking place in April that is going to scope out using Crowley’s Ridge National Scenic Byway as a new MRT route. So it looks like we will soon have more MRT miles to ride.

  3. Bill says:

    The MRT route between St. Louis and Memphis has been on the IL, KY, TN side primarily but the intent is to develop an AR route down to Memphis. Aoie is correct that the Crowley Ridge Scenic Route will be scouted to incorporate into the MRT during a supported ride 4/11-16. The MRT, Inc will be posting more on their website soon. I’m signed up for the ride and really looking forward to Ridin’ the Ridge.

  4. Aaron says:

    Does anyone know how the ride went?

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