Carver County has three regional parks, two of which have a small networks of trails for foot traffic. It also is home to Carver Park Reserve, with many miles of trails.
Note: As of December 1, 2019, you no longer need a vehicle permit for Carver County parks.
Baylor Regional Park (Norwood Young America)
Carver Park Reserve (Victoria)
Carver Park Reserve has one of the longest hiking trail systems in the Twin Cities with over 36 miles of trails. That includes 1,700 feet of floating boardwalk through marsh and swamps if you have a strong stomach! Here’s the Carver Park Reserve map.
Lake Minnewashta Regional Park (Chanhassen)
Lake Waconia Regional Park (Waconia)
The smallest of Carver’s regional parks, 100-acre Lake Waconia is still under development, with a proposed 169-acre future. So far there are no hiking or running trails in the Park.