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. 

14.84 miles  |  Paved

Hours 5:00 AM–10:00 PM

Interactive Map of Dakota Rail Regional Trail

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, Spring Park, Wayzata and Orono. Other segments of the trail are not maintained. See complete winter trail maintenance information listed by city or by trail.

Parking

Park in these designated public parking areas:

  • Wayzata, 175 Grove Lane
  • Mound, 5515 Lynwood Blvd.
  • Gale Woods Farm
  • St. Bonifacius, 4150 Bell St.
  • 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.

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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Things to do

Bike Trail

Biking

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.

Hiking

Hiking

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.