Hopkins’ four square miles contain four of the Three Rivers Park District’s 16 regional trails, making it a mecca for trail users across the region.
On Tuesday, Park Commissioners Daniel Freeman and John Gunyou, who both represent part of the city, illustrated just how popular these trails are telling City Council members about the number of users they see.
The five-mile-long Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail tops the list with 500,000 users per year. It leaves Hopkins near The Depot and follows the former Great Northern Railway and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway lines to Minneapolis.
Check out the list below to see how many people are using the trails and then use the comments section to tell your neighbors how you use these paths.
***Trail Length Users Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail 5 500,000 North Cedar Lake Regional Trail 5 496,000 Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail 14 411,000 Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail 13 310,000 Other 88 2 million Total 125 3.7 million