Dog Trails

Three Rivers offers abundant scenery for you and your dog to enjoy year round, with paved, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails that are dog-friendly.

Miles of dog trails

Park Trails

Baker, 12.5
Bryant, 2
Carver, 9.1
Cedar Lake Farm, 0.8
Cleary Lake, 5.3
Coon Rapids Dam, 4.6
Crow-Hassan, 10
Eagle Lake, 1
Elm Creek, 20
Fish Lake, 3
French, 4.6
Hyland, 9
Lake Minnetonka, 3.2
Lake Rebecca, 7.8
Murphy-Hanrehan, 4.2
Silverwood Park, 1
Spring Lake, 4.4

Dog Trail Rules

Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot, non-retractable leash except in designated off-leash areas. Owners must pick up after their dog. Leashed dogs are allowed on all paved trails except where posted otherwise. They are not permitted on turf trails, with the exception of designated trails in parks where no paved trails exist. Dogs on-leash are also allowed in campgrounds and group camps, but not in picnic or beach areas.

Other things to do

Dog Trails - Off Leash

Dog Off-Leash

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Off-leash areas are designated sites where dogs are given the freedom to run and interact with other dogs. The exercise and socialization a dog gets during this off-leash play time helps maintain its mental and physical health. Parks at Three Rivers have both fenced and unfenced off-leash areas where you can let your dog run while you enjoy the scenic surroundings and meet other owners.



Two girls using a GPS unit

Geocaching is a family-friendly, high-tech treasure hunt that combines respect for the environment with a sense of adventure.

Horse Trails

Horseback Riding

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If you have a horse and are looking for a place to ride, Three Rivers has miles of scenic horse trails to choose from. Natural woodlands and grasslands provide a beautiful setting for horseback riders.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

Skier on trail

Three Rivers features 70 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at various locations. Trails are available for skiers of all skill levels. Don't forget to check trail conditions before you head out.

Skijoring and Dog Sledding

Skijoring & Dog Sledding

Women on skis with dog pulling

If you have a dog with some pent-up winter energy, bring it to Three Rivers Parks for fun exercise where we have designated trails for skijoring and dog sledding.