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

For information about Road and Parkway closures, click here.

Note: Kenilworth Trail and portions of the Cedar Lake Regional Trail close for two to three years for construction of the Southwest LRT line, beginning May 13, 2019. Get detour maps and sign up for construction activity updates at the Metropolitan Council’s Southwest LRT project page

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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

Trail closed: See note at top of the page

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

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

Service AreaSouthwest

Commissioner District4

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

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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

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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

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Runs from West Lake of the Isles Parkway to West Lake Bde Maka Ska Parkway.

On-street parking kiosks are available.

  • East River Parkway – Runs along the east bank of the Mississippi River from the University of Minnesota to Eustis St.
  • Kenwood Parkway – Runs from Lake of the Isles to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
  • Kenilworth Trail – Closed: See note at top of the page. Runs from Cedar Lake Parkway to 394 along the eastern edge of Cedar Lake Park Trail
  • Kings Highway – Runs to the east of Lyndale Park and Lakewood Cemetery
  • Luce Line Trail – Runs from near Parkers Lake in Plymouth through Theodore Wirth Park to 394 near Bryn Mawr Meadows Park
  • Minnehaha Parkway – Runs along Minnehaha Creek
  • Northeast Diagonal Trail – Runs from Hennepin Ave. and Stinson Blvd. to Walnut St. past Gross Golf Club
  • Ridgway Parkway – Runs from Stinson Blvd. to St. Anthony Blvd. next to Hillside Cemetery
  • Shingle Creek Trail – Runs along Shingle Creek from Webber Park to Brooklyn Center
  • St. Anthony Parkway – Runs from North Mississippi Regional Park to Stinson Parkway
  • Stinson Parkway – Runs from St. Anthony Parkway to New Brighton Blvd.
  • Theodore Wirth Parkway – Runs through Theodore Wirth Park
  • Victory Memorial Drive – Runs from Theodore Wirth Park to Webber Park
  • West River Parkway – Runs along the west bank of the Mississippi River from Plymouth Ave. N to Godfrey Parkway
  • William Berry Parkway – Runs through William Berry Park

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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.

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 Bde Maka Ska 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 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, Bde Maka Ska 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