Scott County has three regional parks, two of which have a small networks of trails for foot traffic. It also hosts part of the Minnesota Valley State Trail, which includes many miles of unpaved trails.
Cleary Lake Regional Park (Prior Lake)
Minnesota Valley State Trail (Jordan)
Found within Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area, the Minnesota Valley State Trail is a 27-mile multi-use trail that’s paved from Shakopee to Chaska, and unpaved from Chaska to Belle Plain. Here’s the map.
Spring Lake Regional Park (Prior Lake)
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve (Savage)
Birders are in for a treat on these trails, designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audobon Society. You’ll get a great workout hiking the hills, too! Murphy-Hanrehan has over 21 miles of natural-surface trails. Here’s the map.