Minnesota River Greenway

Minnesota

Minnesota River Greenway Facts

States: Minnesota
Counties: Dakota
Length: 3.8 miles
Trail end points: Minnesota Riverfront Park (just east of I-35W) and Black Dog Road and Nichols Road
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9463808
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Minnesota River Greenway Description

A segment of the Minnesota River Greenway, spanning just shy of 4 miles, opened in June 2017. The paved trail traces the southern bank of the Minnesota River in Burnsville. A good place to begin your journey is Minnesota Riverfront Park at the southern end of the trail as it offers parking and other amenities, including a bicycle repair station. From there, you'll head northeast through a scenic, tree-lined river valley.

This trail section is called the "Black Dog segment" as it parallels Black Dog Road. It's part of a larger effort to develop a 17-mile trail connecting the communities of Burnsville, Eagan, Mendota Heights, Mendota, and Lilydale.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the southern end of the trail in Minnesota Riverfront Park (600 W. Black Dog Road, Burnsville).

Minnesota River Greenway Reviews

Wide, well-maintained asphalt trail surrounded by wildflowers. Birds love this area along the river. Good signage. Great for families - pretty flat. Beware: no shade. Go early morning and bring plenty of water.

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