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Trail Conditions

Trail ConditionsTrail conditions are updated as conditions change.


Updated: Nov. 23, 2015 at 3 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*
Mountain Bike Trails (West Trailhead): Closed
Portage Trails:  Open.
Equestrian Trails:  Open.  Pass required

*Trail Repair Project & Natural Resources Restoration Project:
Trail closures on Jensen Lake loop starting Nov. 11 for repair:
Starting Nov. 11, the south side of the Jensen Lake loop, including intersections, 2, 3, 4 and 10, will be closed as maintenance crews install several small segments of boardwalk. The section will be closed through about mid-December. See map.
Natural Resources Restoration Project: Buck Pond
Starting Nov. 23, a natural resource restoration team will begin a project in the Buck Pond area (just northeast of Jensen Lake). Keep an eye out for temporary trail closures in the area through the end of December, 2015. See project updates.​

Miesville Ravine Park Reserve
Park closed Nov. 21-29 for hunting​.​
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.

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: Closed through Dec. 14 for hunting.


Last updated: 11/23/2015 9:04 AM