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Grand Forks Greenway Trail

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The Greenway Trail provides a unique opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation activities in an urban setting. Encompassing approximately 2,200 acres of natural open space located along the Red and Red Lake rivers in the heart of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota, the area is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Several parks, campgrounds, golf courses, disc golf courses, trails, shore bank fishing sites, and winter activities provide year-round recreational opportunities.

The Greenway Trail offers users access to more than 43 miles of bicycle trails that wind throughout the two cities. The location of the Greenway provides the perfect setting for learning through a series of interpretive plaques located throughout the trail system. The plaques highlight the history, wildlife and geology of the Greater Grand Forks area. The trail, which is located in the Central Flyway, provides the perfect opportunity to view many different migratory or resident birds.

Length 20 miles
Grade average 2%, maximum 5%
Surface primary asphalt, secondary concrete
Amenities benches, four boat launches, one campground, grills, parking, picnic areas, public shelters, restrooms, trailheads, fenced-off leash dog park, trash disposal, potable water, wildflower garden, basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball, horseshoes


The Greenway Trail is located along the Red and Red Lake Rivers and is easily accessible by several access points throughout the system. Please consult a Greenway Trail map for further details of the access points.

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Contact Information

City of Grand Forks
P.O. Box 5200, Grand Forks, ND 58206-5200
Ph. 701.787.3756