Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail

The Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail is a 12 mile aggregate trail that follows an old railroad route from Hopkins to Chanhassen and Chaska. The trail offers views of Shady Oak Lake, Miller Park, Riley Lake Park, and the forested hills around the Minnesota River Valley. Trail connections to downtown Hopkins and downtown Chaska make this corridor ideal for exploration.

12.25 miles  |  Aggregate

Hours 5:00 AM–10:00 PM

Map of Minnesota River Bluff LRT Regional Trail

Closure and Detour

Trail Segment Closure

A portion of the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail is currently closed between Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie and Highway 101 in Chanhassen due to unsafe conditions following the 2014 mudslides. Barricades and signs are in place, and no travel is permitted on this part of the trail. At this time, we do not know when the trail will open. Posted detour.

Parking lot closure

Beginning May 22, the trailhead parking lot in Chanhassen on Bluff Creek Road will be closed due to construction. The closure is expected to last until August 1.  Carver County will be paving the trail from Bluff Creek Drive southwest to CO RD 61. The parking lot will be used for project staging and storage during the project.

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things to do

Bike Trail


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.



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.