Medicine Lake Regional Trail

This trail provides connections between Elm Creek Park Reserve, Fish Lake and French Regional Parks. It also provides views of Rice Lake in Maple Grove and Medicine Lake in Plymouth. In addition, the trail provides connections with the Bassett Creek and Luce Line Regional Trails, as well as many community trails.

20.7 miles  |  Paved

5 AM–10 PM

Trail resurfacing

Portions of the Medicine Lake Regional Trail between Schmidt Lake Road in Plymouth and Bass Lake Road in Maple Grove will be closed for resurfacing on weekdays between June 25 and July 19. The work is taking place in phases; view a map showing when and where work is taking place. The entire trail will be open each weekend. Inclement weather may affect the project schedule.

Interactive Map of Medicine Lake Regional Trail

It pays to be nice! Learn how to Share the Trail with bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

Winter Plowing

Over 100 miles of the regional trail system are maintained in the winter, generally from mid-November through March. This is achieved through a partnership between Three Rivers and local cities.

Medicine Lake Regional Trail is plowed in Plymouth and in Maple Grove from the west side of County Road 81 to County Road 47 during winter months. See complete winter trail maintenance information.

Volunteers Needed

Become a Park Patroller. Help park guests and enjoy the outdoors! Learn more about becoming a park patrol volunteer.

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Things To Do

Bike Trail

Biking

Two women bike over a bridge.

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.

Dog Trails - On Leash

Dog Trails

A man walks two dogs on leashes on a paved trail.

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.

Hiking

Hiking

A turf trail passes by a sign that says "hiking trail."

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.