Scott County hosts two regional parks and a park reserve, and co-hosts the Minnesota Valley State Trail on its northern border. There are bike trails for all ages and interests, including some of the best mountain bike trails in the Twin Cities.
Cleary Lake Regional Park (Prior Lake)
Cleary Lake Regional Park has a 3.5 mile paved trail that circles Cleary Lake. The trail is open in the winter for fat tire biking, too. You can also fat bike on the cross-country ski trail on the golf course with a daily or annual All Parks ski pass (good for all Three Rivers Park District parks). Here’s the Summer Map. Here’s the Winter Map.
Minnesota Valley State Trail (along northern border of Scott County)
The Minnesota Valley State Trail is a 27-mile multi-use trail that’s both paved and unpaved. The paved section stretches from Shakopee to Chaska, and continues unpaved to Belle Plain. Here’s the map. (The segment sections are fine, but the overview is hard to read.)
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve (Savage)
Muphry-Hanrehan Park Reserve is known for its great mountain biking. There are over 10 miles of single-track trails, from easy to advanced. Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists has partnered with Three Rivers Park District to design and maintain the trails. The trails are open in the winter, too. Here’s the map.
Spring Lake Regional Park (Prior Lake)
A beautiful 3-mile multi-use paved trail is ideal for bikers, taking you through both forest and prairie. The trail connects to other paved trails on both the north and south sides of Spring Lake Regional Park. Here’s the map.