Hopkins is the site of trailheads for four Three Rivers Park regional trails. Hennepin Parks operates the trails for spring, summer and fall usage. Grades are generally 5% or less, which makes them ideal for biking, walking and running.
The Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail is a limestone trail that heads southwest west from Hopkins to Chanhassen on an old railroad route.
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.
The North Cedar Lake Regional Trail is a paved trail that runs northwest from Hopkins to Minneapolis.
The Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail is a limestone path that runs west from Hopkins to the Carver Park Reserve in Victoria.
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.
For more information about these regional trails visit the Three Rivers Park District website.