Big Woods Regional Trail
The Big Woods Regional Trail connects Cleary Lake Regional Park and Spring Lake Regional Park in Scott County. Approximately 12.4 miles of the trail are open, with another 2.9 miles in the planning stage. When fully complete, the trail also will connect to Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, the Minnesota Valley State Trail and the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail.
12.4 miles | Paved
Interactive Map of Big Woods Regional Trail
Parks That Connect
It pays to be nice! Learn how to Share the Trail with bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
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Three Rivers and Scott County
Big Woods Regional Trail is operated under a joint powers agreement between Scott County and Three Rivers Park District.
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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.
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.
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.
Please note: In winter, hiking on cross-country ski trails is not permitted.