West Mississippi River Regional Trail

West Mississippi River Regional Trail links the communities of North Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. The trail will eventually extend north through Champlin and Dayton, giving users several touch points along the Mississippi River. It will eventually connect to Medicine Lake Regional Trail as well as the Crow River and Wright County.

10.4 miles | Paved

Hours 5 AM–10 PM

Trail detour near Mississippi Gateway

A small portion of the West Mississippi River Regional Trail near Mississippi Gateway Regional Park is closed in June and July due to Mississippi Gateway construction. Trail users should follow the detour route through the park while the closure is in place. View a map of the regional trail closures and detours near Mississippi Gateway.

Interactive Map of West Mississippi River Regional Trail

It pays to be nice! Learn how to share the trail with bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

Master Plan

Learn more about the future of West Mississippi River Regional Trail in the master plan.

Related Blog Posts

May 02, 2023

Learn how outdoor recreation has helped nurture healing in victims of gun violence in this Q&A with Farji Shaheer, founder and director of Three Rivers’ partner organization Innovative SOULutions.

March 31, 2021

At Three Rivers, we get so excited for #30daysofbiking in April, but we know not everyone feels comfortable on bikes and trails. Learn how we're working with the community to address inequities in biking. 

August 17, 2020

Meet one of our staff, Lori Lindahl, and discover a day in her life as a Three Rivers Park Service Assistant.

Things To Do

Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain Biking

A mountain biker rides on a dirt path through tall grasses.

If you’re looking for your own adventure, give mountain biking a try in Three Rivers. There are designated mountain bike trails at CarverElm Creek, Lake Rebecca and Murphy-Hanrehan parks and other paved bike/hike trails of varying terrain and difficulty for mountain bikers of any skill level.

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.