One of the best ways to explore year-round is to head out for a hike on the extensive trail system in Three Rivers. Hiking combines exercise and fresh air for a rejuvenating, stress-relieving experience. Trails wind through the woodland, grassland and wetland habitats of many species of wildlife. You’ll be amazed at what you might see along the way.
In the spring, summer and fall, hikers can choose between paved bike/hike trails and unpaved hiking-only trails. In the winter, plowed and snow-packed trails are available. Our Natural Resources division oversees the operations of these trails to maximize their scenic beauty while minimizing any environmental impact.
Thee Rivers Park District allows appropriate Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD) in parks and trails to assist persons with mobility disabilities to more fully enjoy park areas, facilities and trails.
Review OPDMD Guidelines.
Trails at Your Pace
Trails at Your Pace feature short, gentle trails designed to make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to begin a walking program. These trails are especially great for people with arthritis or other health conditions, those just starting a fitness program, parents with small children, and employees who want to take a quick lunchtime stroll.
Fall Hiking - Lighted Trails
Enjoy fall hiking under the lights! The following trails have lights on until 9:00 PM during the fall until winter trail operations begin (typically after 2-3" of snowfall):
– Poplar and Lakeside Trail; Elm Creek – Northern Lights Trail; French – Lagoon, Lakeview and Skyline Trail; Hyland – Lake Trail.
Even if there is snow on the ground, you can still hike in the parks! Plowed and snow-packed trails are available at the following locations:
Baker: 1-mile loop at the campground; Cleary: 2.7 miles; Eagle: 1 mile; Fish Lake: 1-mile loop; French: 2.9 miles; Hyland: 1-mile loop and 2.5-miles of regional trail; Lake Minnetonka: 1-mile loop around the swim pond.
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