Carver Singletrack Trail

Three Rivers Park District is developing a singletrack trail within Carver Park Reserve in partnership with the One Track Mind Foundation.

The singletrack trail will be located in the western portion of the park reserve and will be 10 miles long. It will be an off-road, unpaved, singletrack trail, similar to the trails at Elm Creek, Lake Rebecca and Murphy-Hanrehan park reserves, and it will be open year-round.

View the Carver Singletrack Trail Map.

Construction started in 2019 and is expected to continue through spring and summer of 2020. We are projecting the trail will be open for riding in late summer or early fall of 2020.

Construction Updates

July 23, 2020 — Summer Construction Update

A narrow dirt trail cuts through a wooded area.

A dirt trail cuts through the woods.

The trail builders from Progressive Trail Design are making great progress creating the new singletrack trail at Carver Park Reserve. The weather has cooperated, allowing the trail builders to construct an additional five to six miles of new trail. To date, approximately nine miles of trail have been cut in and are at various stages of completion; however, much work remains before the trail is finished. With the help of a Conservation Corps of Minnesota crew, trail crossings such as bridges and boardwalks are in the process of being built and installed throughout the trail system.

The singletrack trail is still on target to be completed this fall. Check back throughout the remainder of the summer for progress updates and a potential opening. This trail would not be possible without the partnership of One Track Mind Foundation.

April 29, 2020 — Spring Construction Update

A dirt mountain biking trail turns a corner around some trees.

Construction on the new singletrack trail is expected to resume in mid-May. Work began in September and trail builders cut-in approximately one third of the trail last fall before construction paused for the winter season.

Beginning in May, trail builders will complete the section started last fall and start working on the remaining two thirds of the trail. Trail crossings, bridges and boardwalks will also be constructed and installed.

Construction is expected to take approximately three months to complete, so we anticipate opening the trail in late summer or fall.

This spring, bikers have been observed riding the unfinished trails. We ask everyone to please be respectful and stay off the trail until it is open. Use of the unfinished trail can damage it, disrupt the trail builders and delay trail completion.

Oct. 21, 2019 — Trail Begins to Take Shape

A dirt trail winds through a park in the fall.

A dirt trail takes a sharp curve in the grass.

A packed dirt mountain bike trail through the woods is scattered with yellow leaves.

Sept. 9, 2019 ⁠— Construction Underway

After reviewing feedback from the public, we have adjusted and finalized the design for the Carver singletrack trail, and construction started the first week of September. 

A bobcat construction vehicle creates a path through a park.

In partnership

Orange and white one track mind logo.This project is being developed in partnership with the One Track Mind Foundation

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October 21, 2019

A new singletrack trail in Three Rivers is currently under construction at Carver Park Reserve. Learn more about the history of mountain bike trails in the parks and what it takes to develop and build them.