Hutchinson Spur Trail

Description: This trail connects the Cedar Lake Trail at its terminus at Highway 100 to the Southwest LRT Trail in Hopkins. Now that this connection is here, you can skate all the way from Hopkins to downtown Minneapolis.

Getting there: There is an access point at Highway 100, but there isn't any convenient parking. You can access the trail from Dakota Park (in the vicinity of 26th and Dakota), although there may not be a trail connection yet. Aquila Park, at 31st and Xylon, has convenient parking and trail access. Finally, the Southwest LRT trailhead in Hopkins, at 8th Ave. S. and Excelsior Blvd, provides parking and trail access for the LRT trail, and the junction for the Hutchinson Spur is just east of 169.

Length: 4.2 miles between Highway 100 and Hopkins.

Other nearby trails: This trail connects with the Southwest LRT Trail in Hopkins and the Cedar Lake Trail in Minneapolis.