Luce Line Regional Trail

From the heart of the city, to the doorstep of the great Minnesota Prairie, the Luce Line Regional Trail is your link from urban to rural. Enjoy the views from wooded bridges overlooking Bassett Creek marshlands with Medicine Lake on the horizon. As you traverse Plymouth and Golden Valley your entrance to Minneapolis will be through Theodore Wirth Park. A short ride or hike from Wirth Park will give you a Minneapolis skyline view from the north and take you close to major connections with the Cedar Lake Trail, Grand Rounds, the Midtown Greenway and more.

For ambitious trail users, the Luce Line State Trail continues West of Vicksburg Lane on crushed limestone through Minnesota Prairie for more than 60 miles, nearly to Hutchinson.

9 miles  |  Paved

Hours 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Interactive Map of Luce Line Regional Trail

Flooding in Theodore Wirth Park

The Luce Line Regional Trail continues to see spring flooding in the area of Theodore Wirth Park. Three Rivers Park District, the Minneapolis Park Board and the City of Golden Valley are working together on a long-term solution to storm water drainage issues in the area. For more information contact us at 763-559-9000.

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Schaper Park

The Luce Line Regional Trail travels through Schaper Park in Golden Valley at Ottawa Avenue N. The park includes an all-inclusive play area and a fitness challenge course with obstacles to navigate over, under, around and through as you race against the clock. A permanent "selfie wall" allows participants to take photos of their accomplishment to share on social media. The play area, fitness challenge course, restrooms and drinking water are made possible through a partnership with the City of Golden Valley, MN/WI Playground, Paul's Pals, Golden Valley Rotary Club, Golden Valley Community Foundation and Three Rivers Park District.

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Winter Plowing

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.

The Luce Line Regional Trail is plowed during winter months. The trail will be cleared of snow within 48 hours after any snowfall greater than one inch. See more information regarding winter maintenance on Three Rivers regional trails.

Things to do

Bike Trail

Biking

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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.

Dog Trails - On Leash

Dog Trails

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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.

Hiking

Hiking

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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.