Carver Winter Trailhead

Hit the cross-country ski trails, single track or archery range from the Carver Winter Trailhead. Bring your own skis or rent them online and pick them up from the Carver trailhead building. Drop in when you first arrive for information. For hiking, snowshoeing and sledding, head to Lowry Nature Center.

Main Number:

6920 Springview Road
Waconia MN 55387

See trailhead building hours below.

Park hours: daily, 5 AM–10 PM

Carver PDF Maps

Carver Winter Map

Find all printable maps of Carver on the Carver Park Reserve page.

Things To Do



a boy releases an arrow at an archery range in the winter.

The stationary archery range is open year-round. The walk-through range is closed in the winter. Learn more about the Carver Archery Range.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country Skiing

a skiier on a wooded trail

11.3 miles of trails

Trails groomed for classic and skate skiing wind through the western portion of the park, passing scenic overlooks along the way. One trail leads to Lowry Nature Center. Don't forget to check the trail conditions before you head out.

Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain Biking

A mountain biker rides on a dirt path through tall grasses.

10.3 miles

The Monarch Singletrack Trail at Carver Park Reserve is open year-round and offers trails for adapted, beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. 

Building Hours & Information


The building is only open weather-permitting, when the ski trails are open. Please check trail conditions.

Regular Hours

  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 9 AM–5 PM
  • Monday–Friday: 12–5 PM

Holiday Hours

  • December 24 (Christmas Eve): 9 AM–2 PM
  • December 25 (Christmas Day): Closed
  • December 26–January 5: 9 AM–5 PM

Cross-country Ski Passes

Skiers age 12 and older must have a daily or annual Three Rivers cross-country ski pass. Purchase your pass at the Carver Trailhead building, or buy an annual pass online.

Ski Trail Conditions

Check ski trail conditions before you visit.

Ski Rentals

Advance equipment reservation is required. Cross-country ski sets can be reserved up to seven days in advance as trail conditions allow; same-day reservations are available. Reservations can be made online or over the phone by calling 763-559-6700.

Reserve Skis Online at Carver

Classic skis | Skate skis 


Parking is available at the winter trailhead. See the interactive map above.

Other Trails

Other trails cannot be accessed from the winter trailhead. Hiking and snowshoeing trails begin at Lowry Nature Center. The sledding hill is just steps from Lowry. Hiking and dog walking is permitted on the winter walking trail near the dog off-leash area.


In the summer, the Carver Winter Trailhead is the Carver Archery Range.

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