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. 

13.5 miles  |  Paved

5 AM–10 PM

Trail closure

The Dakota Rail Regional Trail will be closed in Mound between Kings Road and Montclair Lane beginning July 11 and continuing through mid-September. The closure is necessary due to a sanitary sewer replacement project being led by the Metropolitan Council. A posted detour will route trail users along Kings Road, Shoreline Drive and Montclair Lane. For more information about the project, visit the Metropolitan Council's website.

Interactive Map of Dakota Rail Regional Trail

Parking

Trail users can park in these designated public parking areas:

  • Wayzata, 175 Grove Lane
  • Wayzata, 3401-3465 Lyric Ave. (Municipal Parking Lot — Navarre)
  • Mound, 5515 Lynwood Blvd.
  • Gale Woods Farm
  • St. Bonifacius, 4150 Bell St.
  • St. Bonifacius, 8973 Partridge Road
  • Mayer, State Highway 25 and First Street Northwest

Parks 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.

Dakota Rail Regional Trail is plowed in Minnetonka Beach, Mound (County Road 110 to Seaton Channel), Spring Park, Wayzata and Orono. Other segments of the trail are not maintained. See complete winter trail maintenance information.

Volunteers Needed

Become a Park Patroller. Help park guests and enjoy the outdoors! Learn more about becoming a park patrol volunteer.

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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.

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