Murphy-Hanrehan Winter Trailhead

Murphy-Hanrehan Winter Trailhead area offers miles of challenging cross-country ski trails in a scenic setting. On weekends when ski trails are open, stop by the trailhead building to warm up or just say hello. 

Hours See trailhead building hours below. Park hours: 5:00 AM–10:00 PM

Murphy-Hanrehan PDF Maps

Murphy-Hanrehan Winter Map

Murphy-Hanrehan PDF maps can be found on the Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve page.

Things to Do

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

a woman cross-country skiing down a wooded path in the snow.

9 miles of trails

These challenging, groomed trails located in the northeastern section of the park are for advanced level skiing and skate skiing. Skiers get a rush from the challenging trails that feature steep uphill grades and downhill run through thick woods. Trails are typically open from sunrise until sunset. Check trail conditions before you head out.

Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain Biking

three mountain bikers on a snowy trail.

10 mile loop series

With over 10 miles of trail and loops rated from easy to advanced, Murphy-Hanrehan Singletrack Trail is a favorite spot for mountain biking in the Twin Cities. The trails are designed and maintained in partnership with volunteers from Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists. Click below to check trail conditions and learn more about mountain biking in Three Rivers.

Trailhead Building

The trailhead building is closed.

Stop into the rustic trailhead building to warm up after your adventure. No concessions or rentals available. Daily ski passes can be purchased at an electronic pay station just outside of the trailhead building, or purchase an annual pass online.

Hours 

Saturdays & Sundays: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM when ski trails are open.

Cross-Country Ski Passes

A daily or annual Three Rivers ski pass is required. Purchase an annual pass online, or buy your daily pass at the pay station outside of the trailhead building.

Ski Trail Conditions

Don't forget to check trail conditions before you visit!

Parking

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

multi-use trail

The multi-use trail is accessible from the horse trailhead off Sunset Lake Road. Here you will find hiking, dog (on leash), horseback, skijoring, dog sledding, and snowshoeing trails. 

Other Trails

Additional trails for snowshoeing, hiking, dog walking (on leash), and snowmobiling can be accessed from Judicial Road in the southeast corner of the park.

Summer

The trailhead building is closed in the summer.

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