Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail

From the south shore of Lake Nokomis, this trail is seven miles long when complete and will connect the Minneapolis Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System with the Minnesota River. Passing through the cities of Richfield and Bloomington along Old Cedar Avenue, it offers connections to the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail, regional and national retail destinations, and to the Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Snelling State Park and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

5 miles  |  Paved

Hours 5 AM–10 PM

Interactive Map of Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail

Trail Detours

The Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail will be closed along Richfield Parkway through September 2022. A designated detour route along sidewalks and bike lanes on Bloomington Avenue South will be in place for trail users. The trail closure is due to construction impacts related to residential developments along the west side of Richfield Parkway between East 63rd and East 66th streets.

The trail also is closed between E. 75th and E. 76th streets in Richfield until summer 2022 due to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's construction of an underpass for 77th Street at Trunk Highway 77. Trail users are asked to follow the posted detour and comply with all construction signs. More information is available on the project website.

Trails That Connect

It pays to be nice! Learn how to Share the Trail with bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

Winter Plowing

Over 100 miles of the regional trail system are maintained in the winter, generally from mid-November through March. This is achieved through a partnership between Three Rivers and local cities.

The Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail is plowed during winter months. See complete winter trail maintenance information listed by city or by trail.

Volunteers Needed

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Things To Do

Bike Trail


Two women bike over a bridge.

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

A man walks two dogs on leashes on a paved trail.

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.



A turf trail passes by a sign that says "hiking trail."

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.

Please note: In winter, hiking on cross-country ski trails is not permitted.