Horseback Riding

If you have a horse and are looking for a place to ride, Three Rivers has miles of scenic trails to choose from. Natural woodlands and grasslands provide a beautiful setting for riders. Enjoy group horse camping in some Three Rivers parks. When summer horse trails are closed for the season, take advantage of winter riding opportunities at Murphy-Hanrehan and Crow-Hassan Park Reserves.

Horse trails open / closed

Baker: 9 miles (open)
Carver: 9.2 miles (open)
Crow-Hassan: 15.3 miles (open)
Elm Creek: 17.6 miles (open)
Lake Rebecca: 10.3 miles (open)
Murphy-Hanrehan: 13 miles (open)

Passes

Riders ages 12 and older require a pass.

Daily Passes

  • Daily passes are $6* and may be purchased online or at pay boxes in the parks.
  • A one-time credit of a $6* daily horseback riding pass can be applied to the cost of an annual pass when purchased in person at staffed park facilities or by mail at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center.

Annual Passes

  • Annual passes are now available.
  • Passes may be purchased online, by calling 763.559.9000, or at Park District facilities.  
  • If you purchase your pass online, you will receive a confirmation receipt via email which will serve as your seven-day temporary pass. You can expect to receive your pass in the mail in about one week.

Replacement Passes

Replacements for lost or damaged passes are available for a fee of $5* by calling 763.559.9000.

*Sales tax not included.

Related Blog Posts

June 07, 2019

Following basic trail etiquette is key to ensuring that all trail users have a positive and enjoyable experience. Learn more about etiquette on horse trails and visit Crow-Hassan Park Reserve this Saturday for the chance to meet a horse up close!

May 27, 2019

Three Rivers Park District is home to incredible places that provide hours of fun and education. But you may not know about one special location nestled in Baker Park Reserve. Learn about We Can Ride's group of specially-trained therapy horses and the life-changing services they provide for people with special needs. Photo courtesy of Shelly Paulsen.

Other things to do

Campground

Camping

Camping tent and fire

Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and wake up with the sunrise. Camping is the stuff memories are made of and at Three Rivers, you’ll find all the fun of camping without the long car trip. Campgrounds are located at Baker, Carver, and Cleary Lake

Dog Trails - On Leash

Dog Trails

a man walks two large light-colored dogs on a paved trail through trees and a picnic area.

Three Rivers offers abundant scenery for you and your dog to enjoy year round, with paved, turf, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails that are dog-friendly. Dogs must be on a six-foot non-retractable leash unless in a designated dog off-leash area. Owners must pick-up after their dogs.

Educational Farming

Educational Farming

a blonde girl uses a blue watering can to water plants in a tunnel-style greenhouse.

At Three Rivers, those who might not have an opportunity to see the ins and outs of a real working farm get a chance to learn where their food comes from, meet some animals and explore farm life at Gale Woods.

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.