Biking Trails in Carver County

Only one of Carver County’s three regional parks has bike trails. But there are plenty of miles of state and regional trails in the county:

Carver Park Reserve (Victoria)

Carver Park Reserve has 9 miles of well-maintained paved trails that can be accessed from both the east and west ends of the reserve. You’ll bike through woods and along marshland. There’s also bike access to Lowry Nature Center. The paved trail hooks up with Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail on the east side. Here’s the Carver Park Reserve map.

Read: Biking in Carver Park Reserve

Carver Lake Park (Woodbury)

Carver Lake Park has 5 miles of mountain bike trails that can be used by fat bikes in the winter months (it’s also open to snowshoers, so be aware!). Here’s the map.

Dakota Rail Regional Trail

The 44-mile Dakota Rail Trail is built on an old railroad bed. 12.5 miles of the trail passes through Carver County on the north end. The trail is maintained by the Three Rivers Park District, and passes through various terrain including woods and along several lakes. You’ll be sharing the trail with hikers and dog walkers so be aware.

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park (Chanhassen)

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park has some paved multi-use trails that are suitable for biking. Neither the website or the PDF map are a fount of information, and the brochure doesn’t mention biking as a feature of the Park. But there are defintely bikers out there!

Luce Line State Trail

The Luce Line State Trail is 63 miles of both paved and crushed gravel surfaces. There are several trailheads and parking areas along the way. It runs between Hennepin and Meeker Counties, with a portion here in Carver County. Here’s the map.

Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail

Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail is a multi-use trail with a couple of segments in Carver County. Parts of the trail were damaged by a 2014 mudslide and remain closed. It’s scheduled to be reconstructed in 2018.

Minnesota Valley State Trail

The Minnesota Valley State Trail is a multi-use trail that’s both paved and unpaved in stretches. Unfortunately, there’s no mileage information on the DNR site or the map, but 20 miles is a decent estimate. A portion of the trail runs along the southern border of Carver County.

Here’s the map. (The segment sections are fine, but the overview is hard to read.)


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