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Dakota County Parks


Dakota County Parks

Trail Conditions

Trail ConditionsTrail conditions are updated as conditions change.


Updated: August 25th, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Big Rivers Regional Trail
Paved Regional Trail: Open.

Dakota Woods Dog Park

Hiking Trails: Open. Pass required.


Lake Byllesby Regional Park
Hiking Trails:  Open.


Lebanon Hills Regional Park: 

Hiking Trails: Open. 
Cross-country Ski Trails:  Closed for the season.
Mountain Bike Trails (West Trailhead): Open.
Equestrian Trails:  Open for the season.  Pass required.   


Miesville Ravine Park Reserve
Hiking Trails: Open. There is damage to the south loop trail from 280th Street to the Cannon River. Barricades and signage have been installed to close this section of trail. 


Mississippi River Regional Trail
Paved Regional Trail: Open. 


River to River Greenway (formerly North Urban Regional Trail)
Paved Regional Trail: Open


Spring Lake Park Reserve
Hiking Trails: Open. A segment from the Archery Trailhead down to the Mississippi River is closed due to the Mississippi River Regional Trail construction project. There are barricades and fencing marking the trail closure.
Cross-country Ski Trails: Closed for the season.
Archery Trail: Open for the seasonPass required.
Model Airfield: Closed due to the Mississippi River Regional Trail construction project. There are barricades and fencing marking the closure. 

Thompson County Park                                                       
Hiking Trails:  Open.

Whitetail Woods Regional Park
Hiking Trails: Open. Watch for brief, temporary closures due to natural resource management-related tree removal. There are barricades and fencing marking these brief trail closures.    
Cross-country Ski Trails: Closed for the season. 
Natural Resource Restoration Projects:  Natural resource restoration projects will be ongoing.  This will result in temporary closures on hiking trails.  Signage and barricades will be placed on the trail during the closures.  Closures should be infrequent and short term.  There will be no trail closures on weekends.​​

UMORE PARK-The Lone Rock Trail
UMORE Park is owned and operated by the University of Minnesota.  No parking fee is required for parking. The Lone Rock Trail is a multi-use trail. Hiking, dog walking are all permitted on the trail. Equestrian use is permitted May 1-Oct. 31 only.
The Lone Rock Trail: Open.  


Last updated: 8/25/2016 8:36 AM