Operated in partnership with the City of Hopkins, City of Minnetonka and Hopkins School District
The Depot is a renovated railroad station that now serves as a youth community project and trailhead. It was planned and opened by students and their allies in 1998 to create a chemically free environment for teens. The Depot property serves as a major trailhead access for trail users and a music/entertainment venue for teens in the Hopkins area.
Light Rail Construction
Portions of nearby trails may be closed for light rail construction, but parking and access to the Nine Mile Creek, Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota River Bluffs and North Cedar Lake trails are still available.
Visit GreenLineExt.org to sign up for weekly construction updates or to find out more information about the project.
The Depot is operated as a partnership of the City of Hopkins, City of Minnetonka, Hopkins School District and Three Rivers Park District.
Trailhead facilities at The Depot include parking, restrooms and a drinking fountain. These regional trails operated by Three Rivers Park District are near The Depot: Cedar Lake Regional Trail, North Cedar Lake Regional Trail, Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail, Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail and Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail.
Three Rivers' Contributions
Three Rivers has made infrastructure improvements and enhancements to The Depot, including solar panels on the roof, reconstruction of the deck to meet ADA accessibility requirements, repair of the paver walkway outside the building, repair and tuckpointing of the brick on the building's exterior, installation of a new sign and a new drinking fountain on The Depot's exterior. Starting in April 2023, portable restrooms and water will be available at the trailhead.
Things To Do
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.
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