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

Hours 5 AM–10 PM

Trail resurfacing

A portion of the Luce Line Regional Trail in Golden Valley will be resurfaced in late May and early June, making it necessary to close the affected trail segment on weekdays during the project. The affected trail segment is between Ottawa Avenue North and Theodore Wirth Parkway in Golden Valley. Work will take place May 20 - 24 and June 3 - 7. The entire trail will be open on the weekends. View a map of where work is taking place. Closure dates may need to be adjusted in the event of inclement weather during the project.

Interactive Map of Luce Line Regional Trail

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.

The Luce Line Regional Trail is plowed during winter months (Note: The Theodore Wirth Park segment of the regional trail is closed during the winter.). 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.

a fitness challenge course in red, yellow and blue.

Schaper Park

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.

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Bike Trail


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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.



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.

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