Hiking & Running Trails in Carver County

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)

Baylor offers about 4 miles of trails within the Park, through woods and prairie. Here’s the map.

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.

See Hiking in Carver Park Reserve

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park (Chanhassen)

340-acre Lake Minnewashta Park has grass and natural-surface trails, about 5 miles total. Here’s the map.

See Hiking in Minnewashta Regional Park

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.

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