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Grand Forks / East Grand Forks Greenway Trail

Location Minnesota and North Dakota, shoreline trail system throughout Grand Forks and East
Greenway Trail ND/MN Grand Forks.
State(s) North Dakota, Minnesota
Counties Grand Forks and Polk
Type Fitness Trail
Greenway
Urban Trail
Length 20.00 Miles / 32.19 Km Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses Bicycling (on pavement)
Boating, Motorized
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Boating, non-motorized: Rafting
Boating, non-motorized: Sailing
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Ice Skating
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snow Play, General
Snow - Snowshoeing
Swimming
Wildlife Observation
Agency City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No

 

The Grand Forks / East Grand Forks Greenway Trail is part of the The Greenway.
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Description

photo: THE EAST GRAND FORKS/GRAND FORKS GREENWAY TRAIL ON THE MINNESOTA SIDE OF THE RED RIVER (PHOTO BY STUART MACDONALD, 2007)
THE EAST GRAND FORKS/GRAND FORKS GREENWAY TRAIL ON THE MINNESOTA SIDE OF THE RED RIVER (PHOTO BY STUART MACDONALD, 2007)

The development of this trail along the Red and Red Lake Rivers was a result of the massive flooding that occurred in this community in 1997. To ensure that Greater Grand Forks would be protected against future flooding, the US Army Corps of Engineers proposed the construction of a flood protection system including a Greenway, along the Red and Red Lake Rivers. The trail was developed as a part of this recreational component to the Flood Protection Project.



The Greenway provides a unique opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation activities in an urban setting. Encompassing approximately 2,200 acres of natural open space in the heart of Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN, the area is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Several parks, campground, golf courses, disc golf course, trails, shore bank fishing sites, and plenty of winter activities provide a year round recreation opportunities.



Trail users will notice a distinct difference between this trail and other urban trails: limited contact with vehicles. Vehicle trail crossing are very limited within the system. This feature allows for long stretches of unrestricted recreational use. The Greenway also offers trail users access to more than 43 miles of bicycle trails that wind throughout the two cities. Cyclists looking for a challenge can also access The Rural Bicycle Loop, a 100-mile paved route beginning and ending in Grand Forks.



The trail is (Continued...)

 

Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: 05:00:00 - Time Closes: 23:00:00

Directions

Access to the Greenway trail is available along the system through several access points. Please consult our map at www.greenwayggf.com for more details.

 

Additional Information

Width: 127 inches.

Primary Surface: Asphalt

Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Concrete
Paver Blocks
Snow or ice

Average Grade: 2%

Elevation Low Point: 816

Elevation High Point: 844

Year Designated: 2007

Date Last Updated: 03/18/2013

 

Contact Information

Trail Management:
Kim Greendahl
City of East Grand Forks
P.O. Box 5200
Grand Frorks , ND 58206 -5200
(701) 787-3756
kgreendahl@grandforksgov.com
http://www.grandforksgov.com/greenway

 

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