Dakota Rail Regional Trail
- Benches / Seating Area
The Dakota Rail Regional Trail is a popular attraction for bikers, in-line skaters and hikers. The 13 mile paved trail offers spectacular views of the lake and passes through a variety of scenic areas, including wetlands, wooded areas and agricultural land. In Carver County, an additional 12.5 miles of paved trail extends west of St. Bonifacius to Mayer.
Wayzata is a perfect place to start your trip on the Dakota Rail. You can grab lunch and supplies in downtown Wayzata. Then head to the Dakota Rail trail head, at 175 Grove Lane, where you can park your car in 1 of the spaces reserved for trail riders.
Maps Along the Way
Maps showing the entire Dakota Rail Trail are located at the beginning, middle and end. About every 2 miles on the trail, a new segment map shows your location, nearby restrooms and other services.
Other parking locations:
- Orono, Brown Road and Northshore Drive
- Mound, 5515 Lynwood Boulevard
- St. Bonifacius, 4150 Bell Street
- Mayer, Minnesota 25 and 1st Street Northwest