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How Many People Use The Regional Trails That Crisscross Hopkins?

The Three Rivers Park District’s trails see numerous visitors.

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.

The North Cedar Lake Regional Trail, Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail and Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail all see numerous users, too.

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.

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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
Jolissa Doornink March 07, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Can't wait for the weather to get warmer so we can all get back out on those trails! Come oonnn spring!
Chris March 07, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Taking my kids to school, getting groceries, going out for dinner- we use the trails year-round. There is no better way to get into Minneapolis than by trail. Love 'em!
Norman Teigen March 07, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Good information. Bicycling is my favorite warm weather recreation.

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