The trails can be accessed from multiple starting points. From the South the trail begins on the East side of 169 just across the highway from Dairy Queen. Just follow the sidewalk to the North until it ends. The trail begins just to the right of the end of the sidewalk.
The other access point to the trails is near the Nicollet County Historical Society's Treaty Site along 169 on the northern edge of St. Peter. Just follow the gravel road East until you hit the turn around point near the river. From there you can find trails going North and South along the MN river.