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.

15.65 miles  |  Paved

Hours 5:00 AM–10:00 PM, 13.3 miles, paved

Interactive Map of Medicine Lake Regional Trail

Trail construction

The Medicine Lake Regional Trail will be closed between County Road 47 and Bass Lake Road from August 28 – August 31.

The Park District has begun a pavement rehabilitation project at French Regional Park, expected to be complete in November 2017.

The Medicine Lake Regional Trail is impacted by this—please see the Trail Detour.

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

Follow Three Rivers Park District Regional Trails

Winter 2017-18

Three Rivers Park District does not maintain regional trails in the winter. Cities along each trail have the option to maintain the trail for winter activities.

Medicine Lake Regional Trail is plowed from Maple Grove Senior High School to Weaver Lake Road by the city of Maple Grove, and from French Regional Park to the Luce Line Regional Trail by the city of Plymouth. The rest of the trail is not plowed. 

For more information, call 763.559.9000 or email

Things to Do

Dog Trails - On Leash

Dog Trails

Woman walking her dog on a paved trail

Three Rivers offers abundant scenery for you and your dog to enjoy year round, with paved, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails that are dog-friendly. Dogs on a six-foot non-retractable leash are allowed on all paved trails except where posted otherwise. Owners must pick-up after their dogs.



Wooded 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.

Bike Trail


Biker on bridge along Dakota Rail Regional Trail

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 100 miles of paved off-roadway bike/hike trails that wind through woodlands and grasslands and rim the shorelines of lakes and ponds at our parks.