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.

7 miles  |  Paved

Hours 5:00 AM–10:00 PM

Interactive Map of Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail

Trail Closure Oct. 10-25

The Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail will be closed October 10-25 near Taft Park in Richfield due to a utility repair project. Trail users can use local streets to go around the closed area.

Volunteers Needed

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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 Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail is plowed during winter months. See more information regarding winter maintenance on Three Rivers regional trails.

Things to do

Bike Trail

Biking

A fat biker bikes across snow.

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 white french bulldog wearing a pink vest walks an a paved path in the snow.

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

A snowy trail with forest to the right and open space to the left.

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.