Cedar Lake Regional Trail
The Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail follows the former railroad lines of the Great Northern Railway and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. It runs from downtown Minneapolis and connects to other popular bike and pedestrian trails in the city and western suburbs.
Trail closure: The Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail is closed from Excelsior Boulevard in Hopkins east to France Avenue in St. Louis Park due to Southwest Light Rail Transit construction. It is expected to last through fall 2021. Learn more below.
4.5 miles | Paved
Trail Closure During Light Rail Construction
A majority of the Cedar Lake Regional Trail is closed from Excelsior Boulevard in Hopkins east to France Avenue in St. Louis Park. The closure is due to Southwest Light Rail Transit construction. The trail will reopen in segments as construction progresses.
- The segment between Excelsior Boulevard (Hopkins Depot) and 11th Avenue (junction of the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail)
- The segment between Wooddale Avenue and Beltline Boulevard in St. Louis Park
Other segments are anticipated to open 2023–2024.
A detour is in place that utilizes the North Cedar Lake Regional Trail and the local bicycle network to connect users to the Midtown Greenway. There is a detour around impacted areas in Minneapolis as well. View detailed closure/detour maps for the whole route.
The trail will be fully reconstructed upon completion of the project and will include grade-separated crossings at Beltline Boulevard, Wooddale Avenue and Blake Road.
Visit swlrt.org to sign up for weekly construction updates or to find out more information about the project. If you have questions or concerns about the project, contact Nkongo Cigolo, community outreach coordinator for Metro Transit, at Nkongo.Cigolo@MetroTransit.org or 612-373-3825.
Southwest LRT 24-Hour Construction Hotline
For urgent Southwest LRT construction issues, please call the 24-hour hotline at 612-373-3933 for assistance. For general questions or comments about Southwest LRT or the Cedar Lake Trail detour please contact your local Community Outreach Coordinator. For emergencies, always call 911.
Interactive Map of Cedar Lake Regional Trail
It pays to be nice! Learn how to Share the Trail with bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
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.
Detour routes of Cedar Lake Regional Trail in St. Louis Park are maintained and plowed during winter months. See complete winter trail maintenance information.
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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.
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.
Please note: In winter, hiking on cross-country ski trails is not permitted.