Get out and enjoy the trails and parkways of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway that showcase parks and lakes, gardens, historical sites, and diverse neighborhoods.

Pocket maps mailed by request. Call 612-230-6400 or email info@minneapolisparks.org.

Rent a Bike

Paved Trails

51 miles of paved trails wrap around lakes and along parkways of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway showcasing parks, gardens, historical sites, beaches, golf courses and diverse neighborhoods.

Many trails offer separate paths for walkers/runners and bikers/rollerbladers.

Cedar Lake Regional Trail

Size: Pedestrian (3.5 miles), Bike (3.5 miles)

Neighborhood: Cedar-Isles-Dean, Bryn-Mawr and Outside Minneapolis City Limits

Service AreaSouthwest

Commissioner District4

Size: Pedestrian (3.5 miles), Bike (3.5 miles)
Neighborhood: Cedar-Isles-Dean, Bryn-Mawr and Outside Minneapolis City Limits
Service AreaSouthwest
Commissioner District4

Good to Know

Connects with:

Passes Nearby:

Runs from St Louis Park to North Seventh Street in Downtown Minneapolis.

Columbia Parkway Regional Trail

Size: Pedestrian (0.68 miles), Bike (0.68 miles)

Neighborhood: Columbia Park

Service AreaNortheast

Commissioner District1

Good to Know

Runs from Fifth Street Northeast to Central Avenue Northeast on the North side of Columbia Park.

Dean Parkway

Trail: Pedestrian (0.59 miles), Bike (0.59 miles)

Neighborhood: Cedar-Isles-Dean

Service AreaSouthwest

Commissioner District6

Good to Know

Connects to:

Passes Nearby:

Runs from West Lake of the Isles Parkway to West Lake Calhoun Parkway.

Unpaved Trails

Get closer to nature by hiking on the trails at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and the Quaking Bog throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

The Wirth Off-Road Cycling Trail offers bikers more than five miles of twists, turns, hills and woods to enjoy year-round.

In the winter, snowshoers can also explore the snow-covered wooded trails of the Off-Road Cycling Area of Theodore Wirth Park, and the Wirth Trail and the Front 9 portion of the Wirth Golf Course.

With 20 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, the Minneapolis Park System has a trail for skiers of all ages and abilities.

Parkways

The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway runs along the following Minneapolis parkways:

  • Ridgway Parkway
  • Stinson Boulevard
  • Saint Anthony Parkway
  • Victory Memorial Drive
  • Theodore Wirth Parkway
  • Cedar Lake Parkway
  • West Calhoun Parkway
  • William Berry Parkway/West Lake Harriet Parkway
  • East Lake Harriet Parkway
  • West and East Minnehaha Parkway
  • East Nokomis Parkway
  • West River Parkway

Parkway speed limit is 25 miles per hour.

MPRB parkways are included in City of Minneapolis snow emergencies. Sign up to receive alerts when a snow emergency is declared.

West River Parkway has on-street parking kiosks and a free parking lot.

Parkway Use: You must obtain a permit for special use of the parkway including closures, and dumpsters, trucks, limousines or carriages on the parkway. View parkway permit details. Permit Application [PDF]

Trail Safety

Trail Etiquette and Safety

  • Pedestrians may not walk or run on a bike path
  • Bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters, in-line skaters, and roller skiers may not use pedestrian paths
  • When using a park pathway, stay to the right unless passing
  • Bikers may not ride faster than 10 miles per hour
  • Bike paths at Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles are one-way
  • Dispose of trash and recyclables in the proper containers
  • Do not pick flowers or deface trees or shrubs
  • Pick up after your dog and keep them on a leash unless in an off-leash dog park
  • During the winter months we plow and sand the bike paths for pedestrians and bikers to share. Bikers must yield to pedestrians.

Report trail maintenance issues by calling 612-230-6400 or emailing maintenance@minneapolisparks.org.