North Cedar Lake Regional Trail

Enjoy the best of both worlds with urban skyline views and woodland serenity on the North Cedar Lake Regional Trail. The 4.3-mile paved trail begins in Hopkins and passes through quiet neighborhoods in St. Louis Park before connecting to trails around Cedar Lake in Minneapolis.

4.3 miles  |  Paved

Hours 5:00 AM–10:00 PM

Interactive Map of North Cedar Lake Regional Trail

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.

North Cedar Lake Regional Trail is plowed during winter months. See complete winter trail maintenance information listed by city or by trail.

Volunteers Needed

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Things to do

Bike Trail

Biking

Two women bike over a bridge.

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.

Hiking

Hiking

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.