Two Excellent Trails Found in the Wayzata Area

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The Wayzata area of Minnesota offers two excellent trails that you will make you fall in love with the area all over again. There is the Luce Line State Trail which is located in St. Paul and offers the perfect recreation in the winter, spring, summer and fall.

The Dakota Rail Regional Trail stretches out several miles from Minneapolis suburb to Lake Minnetonka. When you’re looking for the perfect way to get outdoors, enjoy beautiful views, get in shape or practice your winter sports, these trails are a great place to start. Here is a look at where to find these trails and what you can enjoy there.

Luce Line State Trail

The Luce Line State Trail was established by the state and maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Its 63 miles in size stretching from the western metro suburb of Plymouth all the way to Cosmos, a small town in west-central Minnesota.

You’ll see that the trail runs on a former railroad line that used to go from downtown Minneapolis to west central Minneapolis. After being abandoned in 1972, it was designed for recreational use in 1976.

The surface of the trail is natural from Winsted west to Cosmos while the surface is limestone from Plymouth west about 30 miles to Winsted. Take the parallel tread way for horseback riding and use the trail west of Stubb’s Bay Road for snowmobiling in the winter. For snowshoeing or cross country skiing, head over to the east of Stubbs Bay Road.

You can enjoy many recreational activities here including:

  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Jogging
  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Dog walking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowmobiling

Contact the Metro Area Trails and Waterways on 1200 Warner Road for questions on the trail.

The Dakota Rail Regional Trail

Enjoy the Dakota Rail Regional Trail from 5am-10pm daily. The 13-mile paved trail follows along the route of the former Dakota Rail Corridor where you’ll get views of Lake Minnetonka. You’ll pass through St. Bonifacious, Minnetrista, Mound, Spring Park, Minnetonka Beach, Orono and Wayzata before hitting the Carver County 12.5-mile paved trail from west of St. Bonifacious to Mayer. This area is popular for biking, hiking and dog walks.

Enjoy these two amazing trails when you live in the Wayzata area.

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