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Map of the Luce Line State Trail

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Luce Line State Trail

Luce Line State Trail Minnesota map area

Luce Line State Trail

LENGTH:

63 miles

SURFACE:

paved / unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Cedar Mills, Hutchinson, Silver Lake, Winsted, Watertown, Maple Plain, Orono, Plymouth

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, Minnesota countryside, farmland, woodlands, lakes, residential neighborhoods, local parks, bridges

NEARBY TRAILS:

CR-30 SE Multi-Use Path

Lake Independence Regional Trail

Luce Line Regional Trail

Dakota Rail Regional Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Minneapolis

Regional Trails

The Luce Line State Trail is a 63-mile long paved and unpaved trail that is situated along an abandoned railroad bed. It extends from the small community of Cedar Mills out on the prairie to the City of Plymouth on the western outskirts of Minneapolis. The Luce Line State Trail crosses mile upon mile of open agricultural land, goes through tall grass prairie and wooded areas and goes through several farming communities.

Conditions

The Luce Line State Trail has paved and unpaved sections. The unpaved sections have a surface of graded and compacted crushed limestone. The trail is open for non-motorized use in the summer such as bike riding, running, walking and horseback riding. Snowmobiles are allowed during winter months on some sections. the trail has long stretches between road crossings and is located away from traffic for most of the route.

There is a gap in the trail near the community of Winsted where trail users will need to use local road to connect to the next section.

Communities

The Luce Line State Trail goes past the following communities: Cedar Mills, Hutchinson, Silver Lake, Winsted, Watertown, Maple Plain, Orono and Plymouth.

Points of Interest

The Luce Line State Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Odd Fellow's Park - Hutchinson
Alfs Park - Hutchinson
West RiverPark - Hutchinson
Riverside - Jaycee Park - Hutchinson
Girl Scout Park - Hutchinson
Firemans Park - Hutchinson
McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park - Hutchinson
Old Bass Pond Park - Hutchinson
Oak Lake
Ox Yoke Lake
Windsong Farm Golf Course
Orono Public Golf Course
Wayzata Country Club
Nearby Trails

CR-30 Multi-Use Path: this multi-use path is located to the north of the Luce Line State Trail in Maple Plain and heads north to Delano.

Lake Independence Regional Trail: this trail connects to the Luce Line State Trail near Orono and heads as far north as Hanover.

Luce Line Regional Trail: the two trails meet up at the eastern end of the Luce Line State Trail along Vicksburg Lane N at 10th Avenue N in Plymouth. The Luce Line Regional Trail heads east into Minneapolis and connects to several other regional recreational trails.

Dakota Rail Regional Trail: the two trails come within a few blocks of each other in Wayzata.

End Points

The west end of the Luce Line State Trail is located in the small community of Cedar Mills.

The east end of the trail is located along Vicksburg Lane N at 10th Avenue N in Plymouth.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Luce Line State Trail and Luce Line Regional Trail in Minnesota.

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