Rush Creek Regional Trail

The Rush Creek Regional Trail links Elm Creek Park Reserve to Mississippi Gateway Regional Park. Learn more about the Master Plan to extend this trail west from Elm Creek Park Reserve to Crow-Hassan Park Reserve.

9.89 miles  |  Paved

Hours 5:00 AM–10:00 PM

Fall 2020 Trail Closure

The trail crossing at 101st Ave N and Jefferson Highway will be under construction Wednesday, Sept. 16, through Wednesday, Oct. 14. A detour will be in place. Please use caution when biking or walking through this area.

Interactive Map of Rush Creek Regional Trail

Explore Rush Creek with KARE 11

See what KARE 11 has to say about Rush Creek Regional Trail and other Three Rivers parks and trails.

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September 17, 2018

World Car Free Day, held September 22, is an annual day with the goal of encouraging a world less reliant on cars. Read on for ideas to ditch your vehicle and challenge yourself to see if you can go car-free for one day.

Volunteers Needed

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


Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund logoFunding to purchase a portion of the land for this trail was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

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

Follow Three Rivers Park District Regional Trails

Winter Plowing

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.

Rush Creek Regional Trail is plowed from Winnetka Avenue to West River Road (Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park). See more information regarding winter maintenance on Three Rivers regional trails.

Things to do

Bike Trail


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.



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.