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Trail Conditions

Trail ConditionsTrail conditions are updated as conditions change.

Updated: July 30th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Big Rivers Regional Trail
Paved Regional Trail: Open.

Construction on Big Rivers Regional Trail starting June 8
There will be some upcoming work on the trail in the area of Highway 13 and D Street starting on Monday, June 8. During this time, there may be short periods where the trail is temporarily closed.  Flagmen and signage will also be posted on the trail.

There will also be short periods of time where the trail surface will be gravel during the project.  These areas will be indicated by cones and signage on the trail. 

Dakota Woods Dog Park

Hiking Trails: Open.  Pass required.


Lake Byllesby Regional Park
Hiking Trails: Open.


Lebanon Hills Regional Park:
Hiking Trails:  Open.
Mountain Bike Trails (West Trailhead): Open.
Portage Trails:  Open.
Equestrian Trails:  Open.  Pass required

Miesville Ravine Park Reserve
Hiking Trails: Open, south loop trail damaged from 280th Street to Cannon River. Barricades and signage have been installed to close sections of trails. 


Mississippi River Regional Trail
Paved Regional Trail: Open.

Trail closure Aug. 6

Dakota County Emergency Preparedness is holding a full-scale exercise at Dakota Bulk in South St. Paul on August 6th. Due to the large law enforcement and fire department presence and the need to keep the entire perimeter clear, we will be closing the Mississippi River Regional Trail between from Wakota Bridge on the north to Chestnut Street on the south. This closure will be from 4:00 p.m. until about 9 p.m.. I will have Park Rangers in marked vehicles positioned at each location and we are trying to get electronic sign boards for the area.​



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

Spring Lake Park Reserve

Hiking Trails:  Open, the southern loop of the traditional cross-country ski trail loop located southeast of the Schaar’s Bluff Gathering Center is closed due to the Mississippi River Regional Trail construction project. There are barricades and fencing marking the trail closure.
Archery Trail: OpenPass required.
Model Airfield: Closed for the season 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.


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, snowshoeing, dog walking and cross-country skiing are all permitted on the trail. Equestrian use is permitted May 1-Oct. 31 only.
The Long Rock Trail: Open.
For more information, call UMORE Park at 651-423-2455.

Last updated: 7/30/2015 6:16 AM