This paved trail links Minneapolis' Warehouse District to both the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail
and Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail
in Hopkins. The trail is mostly urban at the eastern terminuswhere it is most often called the Cedar Lake Trailbut as it heads southwest, it passes a more serene landscape through Minneapolis' wooded suburbs. The trail also links many neighborhood parks along the way. From Hopkins to St. Louis Park, the trail is officially named the North Cedar Lake Regional Trail.
A part of the trail actually consists of three separate paths: Two unidirectional paths for bicylists and a multidirectional trail for pedestrians. Near the trail's midpoint, bikers and runners will pass its namesake lake. Just west of the lake, the Kenilworth Trail
begins, which takes trail users through the ritzy Kenwood neighborhood to the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail
. You can also pick up the Luce Line State Trail
where the Cedar Lake Trail passes Bryn Mawr Meadows to continue on a much longer journey westward. This eastern section of the Luce Line State Trail was formerly called Bassett's Creek Trail and opened in 2002.
In Minneapolis, the Cedar Lake Trail runs under Target Fieldhome to the Minnesota Twinsand immediately next to its rail station. At the trail's terminus in north Minneapolis, connect to the West River Parkway
for a pleasant ride or run along the Mississippi River.
Parking for the North Cedar Lake Regional Trail/Cedar Lake Trail can be found in St. Louis Park at Dakota Park on W. 27th Street near Georgia Avenue and at Aquila Park on W. 31st Street near Aquila Avenue. Another parking lot is located off Virginia Avenue S. at Victoria Lake. In Hopkins, park in the lot located between the trail and Excelsior Boulevard just east of US 169.
I biked on this trail last summer, I really enjoyed it, I thought the combination of the nature scenery and the city at the end of the trail, by the bridge was unique, will be going this weekend again. It's paved and it is a good distance for someone ...
The new extension of the cedar lake trail to the river is complete.
Beautifully paved, with painted lane dividers, lights, and fenced on both sides through downtown to keep out the riff raff.(there are a couple entrance/exits to the downtown area)
"This trail is mostly flat and the western part is scenic. The eastern side (toward downtown) isn't as pretty, but the trail is in good shape and for part of it the traffic is divided by a grassy center island. You can also cut over to the lakes and go ...