Minneapolis Diagonal Trail


Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 30,000 miles of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Minneapolis Diagonal Trail Facts

States: Minnesota
Counties: Hennepin, Ramsey
Length: 3 miles
Trail end points: Broadway St. NE just east of New Brighton Blvd. (Minneapolis) and Walnut St. and Rose Pl. W (Roseville); E. Hennepin Ave. and Stinson Blvd. to New Brighton Blvd.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016273
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

Minneapolis Diagonal Trail Description

The Minneapolis Diagonal Trail (also known as the Northeast Diagonal Trail) is primarily a commuter route offering grade-separated crossings of Interstate 35W. The trail links an industrial area north of the University of Minnesota with the suburbs of St. Anthony and Roseville.

Most of the trail occupies a former BNSF Railway corridor. Kiosks along the industrial portions of the trail in the south outline the local neighborhood history. Farther north, the trail passes a large cemetery; be sure to stop at the top of the hill for impressive views of the Minneapolis skyline. Immediately after the cemetery, the trail skirts the edge of Gross National Golf Club before reaching its eastern endpoint in Roseville.

An extension of the Minneapolis Diagonal Trail from its intersection with Stinson Boulevard parallels the road south to E. Hennepin Avenue; this is the portion that is not a rail-trail. Trail users should exercise caution, as this segment intersects a number of streets and driveways. 18th Street SE continues south of Hennepin Avenue as a signed bike route through residential neighborhoods to SE Elm Street.

Parking and Trail Access

Because the Minneapolis Diagonal Trail is primarily a route for commuters, there are no dedicated parking lots. Instead, parking may be available at commercial properties along the trail, at the cemetery or on the street.

Minneapolis Diagonal Trail Reviews

Beautiful wooded area-- smooth trail.

Partly shaded made for a pleasant walk over lunch. Walked into nearby business and they gave me permission to park my car while I did the walk; were delighted I asked.

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

Minnesota - 50 miles

At the heart of Minneapolis’ world class trail system is the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, a series of interconnected parks and parkways that loop around...

Dinkytown Greenway

Minnesota - 1 miles

Although only 1 mile long, the Dinkytown Greenway provides an important link in a biking network connecting Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The trail...

St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail

Minnesota - 1.8 miles

The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail is a 1.8-mile loop along the Minneapolis riverfront within the St. Anthony Falls National Register Historic...


West River Parkway Trail

Minnesota - 8.9 miles

The West River Parkway Trail, also known as the Mississippi River Gorge Regional Trail, extends between Plymouth Avenue North opposite Boom Island and...

North Cedar Lake Regional Trail/Cedar Lake Trail

Minnesota - 9 miles

This paved trail links Minneapolis’s Warehouse District to both the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail and the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail in...

Hiawatha LRT Trail

Minnesota - 4.7 miles

Minnesota’s Hiawatha LRT Trail runs along a north-south route paralleling both Hiawatha Avenue and the Metro Transit Blue Line in Minneapolis. The...

St. Paul Grand Round

Minnesota - 26.3 miles

The St. Paul Grand Round is a 26-mile route encircling Minnesota's capital. The loop was designed by Horace Cleveland, the landscape architect who...

Midtown Greenway (MN)

Minnesota - 5.5 miles

The 5.5-mile Midtown Greenway follows a former railroad corridor through the heart of south Minneapolis, heading due west from the Mississippi River...

North Mississippi Regional Park Trail

Minnesota - 1.6 miles

The North Mississippi Regional Park is a fitting place to access and enjoy the Mississippi River. The linear park is walled by the I-94 freeway. The...

Luce Line Trail

Minnesota - 72.9 miles

The Luce Line Trail occupies the former railbed of the Electric Short Line Railroad, started in 1908. The tracks continued to be expanded into the...

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (MN)

Minnesota - 8.43 miles

Shingle Creek Regional Trail branches out of the Rush Creek Regional Trail at Noble Parkway and tracks alongside the road heading south from Brooklyn...

Kenilworth Trail

Minnesota - 1.5 miles

The Kenilworth Trail runs through dense forest along the eastern side of Minnesota's Cedar Lake. Occasionally, trail users can catch glimpses of some...

Download the TrailLink mobile app and take TrailLink with you!
Support TrailLink and the Trails You Love in 2020!
Get a FREE guidebook when you join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google