Luce Line State Trail

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Trail Distance: 63 miles
Time Estimate: 24 hr 50 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: Free
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: Limited
Description

Dogs living in Minneapolis are lucky to have access to the Luce Line State Trail. This old rail corridor served three different railroads before it became a pawsome trail in the 1970s. Now it is a woofderful path where dogs and people love to exercise.

The Luce Line Trail spans a whopping 63 miles. The eastern trailhead is located in Plymouth. Parking can be found just off 10th Avenue N and Vicksburg Lane. You and your doggo pawbably won’t be traveling the entire distance, so it’s a good thing there are eight different parking locations and various access points along the way. The 30 miles of trail between Plymouth and Winsted has a limestone surface. From Winsted to Hutchinson, the trail is paved. The section from Hutchinson to Cedar Mills is crushed granite. The last leg from Cedar Mills to Cosmos is mowed grass.

Parts of the trail run through beautiful countryside. As your furry friend trots along the trail, they can check out the serene scenery and let their thoughts wander. On the eastern end of the trial, there are woodlands that are chock full of sugar maple and basswood, and a variety of lovely shrubs. The land around the trail is home to deer, fox, owls, and mink. If you see an animal, make sure your doggo minds their manners.

Restrooms are scattered along the way. There are also a few picnic tables available, so bring a sandwich and enjoy your lunch al fresco. Be sure to fill up your water bottles before leaving home and have plenty of H2O to share with your pooch. Bring some clean up bags and always pick up after your beloved pet. No bones about, a walk on the Luce Line Trail will make your pup one happy hound!

Trail Features
Easy Incline, Diverse Landscape, Urban
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
The trail east of Plymouth is called the Lucine Line Regional Trail and is not included in the 63 miles.
Address
10th Ave N and Vicksburg Ln
Plymouth, MN 55447
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Address
10th Ave N and Vicksburg Ln
Plymouth, MN 55447
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset