Mountain bikers know the excitement of speeding down a hill, the challenge of a steep climb and the thrill of weaving through scenic trails. 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. Some trails are open for winter mountain biking. Off-trail biking is not permitted.
With consideration for the sensitive nature of the trails and our sustainability efforts, trails are occasionally closed due to wet or warm conditions. Conditions are updated here, and on the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists website.
Year-round trails (weather permitting):
Elm Creek Singletrack Trail (12.7 miles, Closed)
Lake Rebecca Singletrack Trail (13.3 miles, Open)
Monarch Singletrack Trail (Carver Park Reserve) (10.3 miles, Open)
Murphy-Hanrehan Singletrack Trail (10 miles, Open)
All Programs & Events
See all mountain biking programs and events.
E-bikes (electric-assist or pedal-assist bicycles) are allowed on singletrack mountain bike trails if they meet the state’s definition and requirements (subdivision 27). A motorized bicycle that does not meet this definition is not allowed on any Park District trails. Learn more about e-bike use in the parks.
Winter Trail Use
Help us protect groomed mountain bike trails in the winter. Overinflating tires, riding in warm temperatures and wearing boots can leave tracks that damage groomed trails. Here are few ways you can help:
- Reduce your tire pressure.
- Ride when temperatures are below freezing.
- Wear snowshoes when hiking on singletrack trails.
Other Things To Do
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’ll appreciate more than 240 miles of off-roadway bike/hike trails that wind through woodlands and grasslands and rim the shorelines of lakes and ponds at our parks.
Downhill & Telemark Skiing
Recreate on the water with canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Get exercise and fresh air while you explore the shorelines and bays where motorized boats can’t go. Need a boat? Three Rivers offers canoe, kayak, rowboat, paddleboat and stand-up paddleboard rentals at several parks.
Skijoring & Dog Sledding
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.