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Map of the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail, MN

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Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail

Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail, Minnesota

Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail

LENGTH:

15.3 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield.

HIGHLIGHTS:

natural areas along the Nine Mile Creek, local parks, schools, commercial areas

NEARBY TRAILS:

Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail

Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail

Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail

North Cedar Lake Regional Trail

Bredesden Park Trail

Centennial Lakes Trail

Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Bloomington

Minneapolis - St. Paul Metro

The Nine Mile Creek Trail is a 15.3-mile long paved pathway that meanders through residential neighborhoods on the southwest side of the Twin Cities metro area. The trail provides a variety of experiences and wanders through natural areas along the creek, but also follows alongside roadways in several sections. The trail includes 1.7 miles of boardwalk that takes trail users across marshy wetlands.

The Nine Mile Creek Trail connects numerous parks and neighborhoods. The trail also provides a connection to other major recreational trails in the area including South Cedar Lake Regional Trail, North Cedar Lake Regional Trail, Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail, Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail in the Hopkins area and the Nokomis - Minnesota River Regional Trail in the Richfield area.

Conditions

The Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail is paved for the entire route. There are long stretches away from traffic, but other stretches that run along side roadways. There are numerous road crossings along the trail.

The Nine Mile Creek Regional Trai is open for bike riding, running and walking.

Communities

The Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail goes past the following communities: Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina and Richfield.

Points of Interest

The Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Hopkins Pavilion
Central Park - Hopkins
Valley Park - Hopkins
Walnut Ridge Park
Bredesen Park
Creek Valley Park
Edina High School
Valley View Middle School
Heights Park - Edina
Lake Edina Park - Edina
Centennial Lakes Park - Edina
Adams Hill Park - Richfield
Southdale YMCA
South Education Center
West Jr. High School
Richfield Middle School
Donaldson Park - Richfield
Lincoln Field - Richfield
Roosevelt Park - Richfield
Nearby Trails

Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail & Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail: the three trails meet at the northwest end of the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail. This point is along 11th Avenue S, to the south of Excelsior Boulevard in Hopkins. This point is also close to the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail and the North Cedar Lake Regional Trail.

Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail: the two trails meet at E. 76th Street and 12th Avenue S. in Richfield.

End Points

The northwest end of the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail is located at the intersection of Excelsior Boulevard and 11th Avenue S. in Hopkins. This location is close to where the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail and the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail meet.

The southeast end of the trail is located along E. 76 Street at 12th Avenue S. in Richfield.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail in Minnesota.

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