This trail runs from Victoria MN to Hopkins, where it loops into the Minnesota River Bluffs Trail and Cedar Lake Trail.
This is about 16 Miles Long, and on a less busy day, you can move very fast between Victoria and Excelsior and Deephaven and Minnetonka.
Guide Starting at Victoria Trailhead
MP 0.00 81st Street Park. Parking, restrooms, maps and Connection to Minnesota River Bluffs Trail by using a specified route.
MP 0.17 OHB MN Highway 5
MP 0.31 OHB Steiger Lake Road. Do not go up sidewalk, it is private property.
MP 0.41 Access to downtown Victoria. TC NEXT 0.1 Miles starting Spring 2011.
MP 0.67 Hwy X Private driveway.
MP 0.83 Hwy X Stieger Lake Lane
MP 1.26 Exit #1. Carver Park Reserve
MP 1.31 Hwy X Park Drive
MP 1.79 Exit #2A Rolling Acres Road Sidewalk
MP 1.80 Hwy X Rolling Acres Road
MP 1.81 Exit #2B Rolling Acres Road Sidewalk BEGIN FASTER SPEED IF DESIRED. USE CAUTION
MP 2.07 RTT PB MSTL Bridge #10.
MP 2.53 OHB MN 7 USE TUNNEL
MP 4.16 Exit #3. Exit to Freeman Park. Restrooms and Water on main Pavillion.
MP 4.45 Hwy X Smithtown Road.
MP 4.67 Hwy X Wedgewood Drive
Hwy X Manitou Road For access to Dakota Rail Trail, See other Guide
MP 5.78 Hwy X Timber Lane. End High Speed option.
MP 5.96 Hwy X Docks Enterance. Use Caution.
MP 6.13 Hwy X George Lane
MP 6.33 Entering Excelsior. Use Caution.
MP 6.42 Hwy X Water Street. Use Caution.
MP 6.56 RR X Excelsior Trolleys. Look Both Ways.
MP 6.61 Hwy X Morse Street.
MP 6.71 OHB Mill Street.
MP 6.83 OHB 2nd Ave
MP 6.92 Hwy X Excelsior Blvd
MP 7.26 Hwy X Vine Street
MP 7.36 Hwy X Old Log Way
MP 8.89 Hwy X Minnetonka Blvd
MP 9.53 OHB Vine Hill Road BEGIN HIGH SPEED OPTION
MP 10.59 OHB MN 101 USE TUNNEL
MP 11.70 Hwy X Tonkawood Drive
MP 12.46 Hwy X Williston Road
MP 13.01 OHB I-494
MP 13.41 Hwy X Baker Road
MP 13.55 Exit #4A Shady Oak Road
MP 13.76 Exit #4B Shady Oak Road
MP 13.91 Exit #5 Minnetonka Blvd.
MP 14.32 Exit #6 Big Willow Park Jct. See other Trail Guide for directions to Big Willow Park.
MP 14.67 Hwy X HOpkins Crossroad
MP 15.00 RTT TPG MSTL Bridge #10 REDUCE SPEED
MP 15.19 Hwy X 17th Ave
MP 15.34 Hwy X 15th Ave. There are several road crossings ahead.
MP 15.84 Take Right on 8th Ave. Cross excelsior Blvd.
MP 16.20 Merge into Minnesota River Bluffs Trail. Take Left.