Luce Line Regional Trail
From the heart of the city, to the doorstep of the great Minnesota Prairie, the Luce Line Regional Trail is your link from urban to rural. Enjoy the views from wooded bridges overlooking Bassett Creek marshlands with Medicine Lake on the horizon. As you traverse Plymouth and Golden Valley your entrance to Minneapolis will be through Theodore Wirth Park. A short ride or hike from Wirth Park will give you a Minneapolis skyline view from the north and take you close to major connections with the Cedar Lake Trail, Grand Rounds, the Midtown Greenway and more.
For ambitious trail users, the Luce Line State Trail continues West of Vicksburg Lane on crushed limestone through Minnesota Prairie for more than 60 miles, nearly to Hutchinson.
9 miles | Paved
Interactive Map of Luce Line Regional Trail
Closure in Plymouth begins Dec. 2017
The Luce Line Regional Trail will be closed between I-494 and Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth from Dec. 1, 2017 through late spring 2018. Xcel Energy will be replacing existing transmission lines and poles in the trail corridor. In the interest of public safety, no trail users will be allowed in the area. See a map of the closed area. For more information about the project, visit Xcel Energy's project webpage.
Closed Within Theodore Wirth Regional Park
The Luce Line Regional Trail is closed within Theodore Wirth Regional Park to accommodate cross-country skiing. The closure is between Theodore Wirth Parkway and Ottawa Ave N. No foot or bike traffic is allowed on the ski trails.
Luce Line trail visitors may consider Glenwood Avenue or Golden Valley Road as alternative routes.
The Luce Line Regional Trail travels through Schaper Park in Golden Valley at Ottawa Avenue N. The park includes an all-inclusive play area and a fitness challenge course with obstacles to navigate over, under, around and through as you race against the clock. A permanent "selfie wall" allows participants to take photos of their accomplishment to share on social media. The play area, fitness challenge course, restrooms and drinking water are made possible through a partnership with the City of Golden Valley, MN/WI Playground, Paul's Pals, Golden Valley Rotary Club, Golden Valley Community Foundation and Three Rivers Park District.
Follow Three Rivers Park District Regional Trails
Three Rivers Park District does not maintain regional trails in the winter. Cities along each trail have the option to maintain the trail for winter activities.
The Luce Line Regioanl Trail is plowed from Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth to the west border of Theodore Wirth Regional Park in Golden Valley. The portion of the trail that goes through Theodore Wirth Regional Park is closed to accommodate cross-country skiing.
For more information, call 763.559.9000 or email GH@threeriversparks.org.
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 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.
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.
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.