Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail

Sometimes, the journey is the reward. That definitely is the case with the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail as it meanders past its namesake creek, as well as the wetlands and woodlands of the Edina area. The trail takes you across more than a mile of wooden boardwalk and several miles of paved trail connecting Hopkins and the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail with the cities of Edina, Minnetonka and Richfield. From Richfield, you can access the Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail and travel north to Lake Nokomis or south to the Minnesota River.

15.3 miles  |  Paved

5 AM–10 PM

New Trail Segment is Complete

The Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail segment that has been under construction near Highway 169 is open. This segment includes a new boardwalk and trail sections that connect to the trail/pedestrian underpass beneath the highway. Trail users can access the new segment from near Smetana Road near the Hopkins/Minnetonka border, or from where the trail crosses Bren Road E. in Edina. Learn more about the project.

Interactive Map of Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail

Trail Parking & Access

Public parking and trail access is available at the following locations:

Hopkins Depot
9451 Excelsior Boulevard 
Hopkins, MN 55343

Note: Take the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail west to 11th Avenue, then turn left (south). Look for the directional arrows at the intersection.

Hopkins Valley Park
700 8th Street S.
Hopkins, MN 55343

Note: The parking lot on the west side of the park is adjacent to the regional trail.

Walnut Ridge Park
5801 Londonderry Road
Edina, MN 55436

Note: The regional trail passes through Walnut Ridge Park.

Bredesen Park
5901 Olinger Boulevard 
Edina, MN 55436

Note: Parking for Bredesen Park is on the east side of the park. The regional trail is on the south side of the park. Access through city park trails.

Fred Richards Park
4400 Parklawn Avenue
Edina, MN 55435

Note: The golf course and other park facilities are closed. However, parking and access is still open. The regional trail passes through the center of Fred Richards Park.

Adams Hill Park
7200 Washburn Avenue S.
Richfield, MN 55423

Note: Parking is on the east side of the park. The regional trail connects to the west side of Adams Hill Park.

Roosevelt Park
7644 4th Avenue S.
Richfield, MN 55423

Note: The regional trail runs along East 76th Street on the north side of Roosevelt Park.

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 Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail is plowed during winter months. 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.

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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

A man walks two dogs on leashes on a paved trail.

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.