Hopkins is the site of trailheads for four Three Rivers Park regional trails. Three Rivers Park District operates the trails for spring, summer and fall usage. Grades are generally 5 percent or less, which makes them ideal for biking, walking and running. To learn more, view the Three Rivers Website.
The Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail is a popular, wide, paved trail that heads east from Hopkins to Minneapolis, along the former railroad lines of the Great Northern Railway and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. To learn more, view the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail Page.
North Cedar Lake Regional Trail
The North Cedar Lake Regional Trail is a paved trail that runs northwest from Hopkins to Minneapolis. For more information, view North Cedar Lake Regional Trail.
Currently, the park and ride lot along Excelsior Boulevard at 8th Avenue and the Depot Coffee House are used as trailheads. In 2006 the trailheads were improved and expanded.
The Rotary Oasis was developed by the Hopkins Rotary Club in 2009 and serves as a trailhead for the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail. The Oasis is located on the southeast corner of 9th Avenue and 1st St. N in Hopkins.