The Three Rivers Park District has the following information on their website about the Dakota Regional Trail:
“The Dakota Rail Regional Trail is a 13.5-mile regional multi-use trail that will extend from Wayzata to St. Bonifacius following the old railroad line. The trail is closed until it is fully completed in fall 2008. Individuals using closed trails may be subject to citation. This is a non-motorized, non-horse trail.
8/15/08 Update – The public’s patience is appreciated during construction of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail. As of Friday, August 15, pedestrian and bicycle use is permitted on the portion of the trail between St. Bonifacius and County Road 19 in the Navarre portion of Orono. Users are reminded to exercise caution and to be respectful of contractors working in the corridor. Other portions of the trail remain closed at this time.
As construction progresses, please check back for updates regarding permitted use on other sections. The Dakota Rail Regional Trail follows the route of the former Dakota railroad corridor, going through St. Bonifacius, Minnetrista, Mound, Spring Park, Minnetonka Beach, Orono and Wayzata. Completion is expected later this year. Motorized vehicles and horses are not permitted on the trail.”