Most of us are familiar with dog sledding, the sport where a dog or team of dogs pulls a person on a sled. Skijoring is similar, except the person is on cross-country skis. If you have a dog with some pent-up winter energy, bring it to Three Rivers Parks for fun winter exercise where we have designated trails for skijoring and dog sledding. Please note the following caveats:
- Eagle Lake and Cleary Lake regional parks allow skijoring on designated cross-country ski trails. A cross-country ski pass is required to use these trails. If a ski race is scheduled at either park, skijoring will not be allowed during the race. Cleary – 2.5K on the Golf Course trail; Eagle - 2.6 K the Eagle Lake Trail.
- Multi-use trails do not require a pass at Baker, Crow-Hassan, Elm Creek and Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserves. Call 763.559.9000 for more information.
- Dog sleds with rubber wheels are allowed on snowmobile trails at Murphy-Hanrehan and Crow-Hassan Park Reserves during fall and winter until the trails are snow-covered. A special use permit is required.
Detailed information on designated dog sledding and skijoring trails is available on the winter map for each park page.
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