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 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Interactive Map of Luce Line Regional Trail

Flooding on the trail

The Luce Line Regional Trail is experiencing some temporary flooding issues near Theodore Wirth Parkway in Theodore Wirth Park. Please use caution when using the trail in this area. Trail barricades have been installed for your safety.

Trail Closures

Xcel Energy has completed work in the Luce Line Trail corridor between I-494 and Vicksburg Lane. That portion of the trail is now open for use. The DNR portion west of Vicksburg Lane to County Road 101 will remain closed until the power line replacement project in that area is completed. That is expected to be complete by June 15. For more information about the project, visit Xcel Energy's project webpage.

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.

It pays to be nice! Learn how to Share the Trail with bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

Volunteers Needed

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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.