Go west on Main Street (one block), left on Bridge Avenue (6 blocks), right on Hiawatha (5 blocks), and right on US 61 (one mile). Turn left on CR 10 to climb a long hill. At CR 4, turn right to go down to US 61. Lake City, with many attractions and amenities, is one mile to the left. To return to Wabasha, turn right on US 61 to ride along Lake Pepin, where the Mississippi is more than two miles wide. At Reads Landing, turn left on CR 77 to take a break at a brew pub, or turn right to visit a history museum. CR 77 rejoins US 61 in ¾ mile. Turn left on CR 59 into Wabasha, and left again on Bridge Avenue.
Watch for dredge sand, a concrete hog, longhorn cattle, eagle nests, and a geological marker.
Miles: 25.23 Elev. Start/Max: 684/1184 ft Total Gain: 2892 ft