Dakota Rail Regional Trail
This paved trail offers a spectacular view of Lake Minnetonka and follows the route of the former Dakota Rail Corridor through St. Bonifacius, Minnetrista, Mound, Spring Park, Minnetonka Beach, Orono and Wayzata. In Carver County an additional 12.5 miles of paved trail extends west of St. Bonifacius to Mayer.
13 miles | Paved
Interactive Map of Dakota Rail Regional Trail
Park in these designated public parking areas:
- Wayzata, 175 Grove Lane
- Mound, 5515 Lynwood Blvd.
- Gale Woods Farm
- St. Bonifacius, 4150 Bell St.
- Mayer, State Highway 25 and First Street Northwest
Parks that connect
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Follow Three Rivers Park District Regional Trails
Three Rivers Park District does not maintain regional trails in the winter. Cities along each trail have the option to maintain the trail for winter activities.
Dakota Rail Regional Trail is not plowed during winter months. See more information regarding winter maintenance on Three Rivers regional trails.
Things to do
Biking in Three Rivers is a great way to get the whole family outside. Whether you’re the casual rider or a cyclist in training, you’ll appreciate more than 240 miles of off-roadway bike/hike trails that wind through woodlands and grasslands and rim the shorelines of lakes and ponds at our parks.
Three Rivers offers abundant scenery for you and your dog to enjoy year round, with paved, turf, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails that are dog-friendly. Dogs must be on a six-foot non-retractable leash unless in a designated dog off-leash area. Owners must pick-up after their dogs.
One of the best ways to explore year-round is to head out for a hike on the extensive trail system in Three Rivers. Trails wind through the woodland, grassland and wetland habitats of many species of wildlife. You’ll be amazed at what you might see along the way.