Carver Winter Trailhead
Hit the cross-country ski trails, single track or archery range from the Carver Winter Trailhead. Bring your own skis or rent them online and pick them up from the Carver trailhead building. Drop in when you first arrive for information. For hiking, snowshoeing and sledding, head to Lowry Nature Center.
Carver PDF Maps
Find all printable maps of Carver on the Carver Park Reserve page.
Things To Do
The stationary archery range is open year-round. The walk-through range is closed in the winter. Learn more about the Carver Archery Range.
11.3 miles of trails
Trails groomed for classic and skate skiing wind through the western portion of the park, passing scenic overlooks along the way. One trail leads to Lowry Nature Center. Don't forget to check the trail conditions before you head out.
The Monarch Singletrack Trail at Carver Park Reserve is open year-round and offers trails for adapted, beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.
Building Hours & Information
- Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 9 AM–5 PM
- Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 2:30–5 PM
Cross-country Ski Passes
Skiers age 12 and older must have a daily or annual Three Rivers cross-country ski pass. Purchase your pass at the Carver Trailhead building, or buy an annual pass online.
Ski Trail Conditions
Check ski trail conditions before you visit.
Advance equipment reservation is required. Cross-country ski sets can be reserved up to seven days in advance as trail conditions allow; same-day reservations are available. Reservations can be made online or over the phone by calling 763-559-6700.
Reserve Skis Online at Carver
Parking is available at the winter trailhead. See the interactive map above.
Other trails cannot be accessed from the winter trailhead. Hiking and snowshoeing trails begin at Lowry Nature Center. The sledding hill is just steps from Lowry. Hiking and dog walking is permitted on the winter walking trail near the dog off-leash area.
In the summer, the Carver Winter Trailhead is the Carver Archery Range.
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