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 miles  |  Paved

Hours 5:00 AM–10:00 PM

Map of Dakota Rail Regional 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.

Follow Three Rivers Park District Regional Trails

Things to do

Bike Trail

Biking

Biker on bridge along Dakota Rail Regional Trail

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 100 miles of paved 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

Woman walking her dog on a paved trail

Three Rivers offers abundant scenery for you and your dog to enjoy year round, with paved, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails that are dog-friendly. Dogs on a six-foot non-retractable leash are allowed on all paved trails except where posted otherwise. Owners must pick-up after their dogs.

Hiking

Hiking

Wooded 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.

News

  • February 24, 2017

    The Dakota Rail Regional Trail is closed between Commerce Boulevard (County Road 44) to just east of Westedge Boulevard in downtown Mound until Oct. 31, 2018.