With over 30 miles of trails, Hastings offers one of the most scenic trail systems in the metro area!
A highlight is our ten-mile loop walking and biking trail which takes you along the Mississippi River, allowing you to practically step out onto the river on our overlook platform and watch the boats and barges tug by. Continue along the trail past Lock and Dam #2, over a dike holding back the Mississippi backwaters, and up to a gorgeous river bluff overlook. Don’t be surprised to see America’s majestic Bald Eagle soaring overhead!
This loop trail will take you not only along the mighty Mississippi, but also along the banks of the Vermillion River, using underpasses on County Road 46/47 and Highway 61 to avoid traffic and allowing you to stop for a much needed break at Vermillion Falls Park where you can take in the beautiful, 35 foot Vermillion Waterfall. Nestled in the heart of our community, it’s a sight you don’t want to miss!
When you think you might have seen it all, you can continue along the trail to cross the Vermillion Gorge Bridge, or choose to travel on our Spiral Ravine Trail. We promise you might just forget you are still in town!