Biking in Three Rivers is a great way to get the whole family outside. Whether you’re the casual rider or a cyclist in training, you can enjoy more than 60 miles of paved off-roadway bike/hike trails that wind through woodlands and grasslands and rim the shorelines of lakes and ponds at our parks. Just strap on your helmet, hop on the pedals and you’re on your way to a great ride.
Where to bike
- Baker Park Reserve
- Bassett Creek Regional Trail
- Bryant Lake Regional Park
- Carver Park Reserve
- Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail
- Cleary Lake Regional Park
- Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
- Crystal Lake Regional Trail
- Dakota Rail Regional Trail
- Eagle Lake Regional Park
- Elm Creek Park Reserve
- Fish Lake Regional Park
- French Regional Park
- Gale Woods Farm
- Hyland Lake Park Reserve
- Lake Independence Regional Trail
- Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail
- Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
- Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
- Luce Line Regional Trail
- Medicine Lake Regional Trail
- Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail
- Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail
- Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail
- North Cedar Lake Regional Trail
- North Mississippi Regional Park
- Northeast Diagonal Regional Trail
- Rush Creek Regional Trail
- Scott West Regional Trail
- Silverwood Park
- Sochacki Park
- Spring Lake Regional Park
- Twin Lakes Regional Trail
Hard-surfaced trails are shared by bikers, hikers, runners, in-line skaters/roller-skiers and dog-walkers. Some are also appropriate for wheelchairs and strollers. The trails are two-way and may include wooden bridges and road crossings. In addition to the many in-park trails, Three Rivers also operates regional trails, popular among bike commuters and those just out enjoying the ride.
Miles of trails
Bassett Creek, 1.8, paved
Cedar Lake LRT, 4.5, paved
Crystal Lake, 4.3, paved
Dakota Rail, 13, paved
Lake Independence, 15.87, paved
Lake Minnetonka LRT, 15, aggregate
Luce Line, 9, paved
Medicine Lake, 15.64, paved
Minnesota River Bluffs LRT, 12.25, aggregate
Nine Mile Creek, 4.9, paved
Nokomis-Minnesota River, 7, paved
North Cedar Lake, 4.3, paved
Northeast Diagonal, 0.6, paved
Rush Creek, 9.64, paved
Scott West, 8, paved
Shingle Creek, 8.43, paved
Twin Lakes, 3.2, paved
Coon Rapids Dam, 1
Eagle Lake, 1
Elm Creek, 20
Fish Lake, 3
Lake Minnetonka, 3.2
Lake Rebecca, 7.8
North Mississippi, 1.6
Spring Lake, 3
Programs and Events
Upcoming biking programs and events.
July 15, 2017
Shred through the newest mountain bike trail system in the Twin Cities at the Big Woods Classic race.
Camping is the stuff memories are made of! At Three Rivers you’ll find all the fun of camping without the long car trip. Campgrounds are available at Baker, Carver and Cleary.
Other things to do
If you’re looking for your own adventure, give mountain biking a try in Three Rivers. There are designated mountain bike trails and paved bike/hike trails of varying terrain and difficulty for mountain bikers of any skill level.
One of the best ways to explore year-round is to head out for a hike on the extensive trail system in Three Rivers. 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.
Downhill and Telemark Skiing
Hyland Hills Ski Area and the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek offer downhill ski areas for all skill levels, from training hills to Olympic-level training jumps. The downhill ski areas feature snowmaking and well-groomed hills for unbeatable winter fun.
Snowboarding is just one more way you can enjoy the wintry Minnesota outdoors. From group or private lessons to equipment rental to impeccably groomed hills for every skill level, Three Rivers has everything you need to carve up the slopes.
If you like sledding, you’ll love snow tubing. Ride a moving sidewalk up a hill 10 stories high and then soar back down on a specially designed inner tube. Once you get to the bottom, do it all over again. Tubers of all ages will have a blast speeding down the chutes.