Dakota Rail Regional Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Carver County and Hennepin County, Minnesota. It is 26.1 miles long and begins at 947 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 52.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 903 feet. Along the trail there is a parking.
Dakota Rail Regional Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Sections of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, which extends westward from the Minneapolis suburbs situated along Lake Minnetonka, have been opening since June 2009. The trail occupies the former Dakota Rail corridor, which ran for a total length of 44 miles to Hutchinson, Minnesota, before falling out of use in 2001."
--Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Rail-Trails Minnesota (Wilderness Press).
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