Casey Jones Trail
The trail consists of three main sections, not yet connected to one another:
- Thirteen miles between the city of the Pipestone and the Pipestone/Murray County line. Five miles of that section are paved, from a trailhead in the city of Pipestone to Pipestone County Highway 16. There is a naturally-surfaced trail parallel to the paved section for horse, mountain bike and snowmobile use.
- A naturally-surfaced segment runs from one and a half miles west of Lake Wilson into the city of Lake Wilson.
- A six mile, paved loop between Lake Shetek State Park and the city of Currie.
Horseback riding is not permitted on the paved sections of the trail.
Parking is available at the following locations:
- In Pipestone, off Highway 23 at the trailhead
- At the community park in Woodstock
- At the community park in Lake Wilson
- In Currie, at the End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum
- In Lake Shetek State Park
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website has additional information on the Casey Jones State Trail: www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/casey_jones.
Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association
The Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association is a non-profit corporation, formed to advocate for the continued development of the Casey Jones State Trail. The dream for this group is to have a multi-seasonal, multi-use trail to run diagonally from the southwest corner of Minnesota to the Minnesota River: A trail of over 100 miles. With other trails groups in the region creating trails as well, there is potential for a vast, interconnected series of trails crisscrossing Southwest Minnesota!
For information on the Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association, visit their website at www.caseyjonestrail.org.