If you have a horse and are looking for a place to ride, Three Rivers has miles of scenic trails to choose from. Natural woodlands and grasslands provide a beautiful setting for riders. Enjoy group horse camping in some Three Rivers parks. When summer horse trails are closed for the season, take advantage of winter riding opportunities at Murphy-Hanrehan and Crow-Hassan Park Reserves.
Where To Go Horseback Riding
Horse Trails Open/Closed
Baker (9 miles): Closed
Carver (9.2 miles): Closed
Crow-Hassan (15.3 miles): Open
Elm Creek (17.6 miles): Closed
Lake Rebecca (10.3 miles): Closed
Murphy-Hanrehan (13 miles): Open
Riders ages 12 and older require a pass.
- A daily pass is $7 plus tax and may be purchased online.
- A one-time credit of of the price of a daily horseback riding pass can be applied to the cost of an annual pass when purchased by mail at Three Rivers Park District, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55441.
- Annual passes are $45 plus tax and may be purchased online or by calling 763-559-9000.
- If you purchase your pass online, you will receive a confirmation receipt via email which will serve as your seven-day temporary pass. You can expect to receive your pass in the mail in about one week.
Replacements for lost or damaged passes are available for a fee of $5 plus tax by calling 763-559-9000.
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Other Things To Do
Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and wake up with the sunrise. Camping is the stuff memories are made of and at Three Rivers, you’ll find all the fun of camping without the long car trip. Campgrounds are located at Baker, Carver and Cleary Lake.
Three Rivers features 80 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at various locations. Trails are available for skiers of all skill levels. Don't forget to check trail conditions before you head out.
New this season - cross-country ski equipment rentals are available online and are encouraged before arriving at the park.
Three Rivers offers abundant scenery for you and your dog to enjoy year round, with paved, turf, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails that are dog-friendly. Dogs must be on a six-foot non-retractable leash unless in a designated dog off-leash area. Owners must pick-up after their dogs.
At Three Rivers, those who might not have an opportunity to see the ins and outs of a real working farm get a chance to learn where their food comes from, meet some animals and explore farm life at Gale Woods.
Skijoring & Dog Sledding
If you have a dog with some pent-up winter energy, bring it to Three Rivers Parks for fun exercise where we have designated trails for skijoring and dog sledding.