Monarch Singletrack Trail
Test your skills and get your adrenaline going on Three Rivers' newest mountain bike trail. Nestled on the western edge of the park, the Monarch Singletrack at Carver Park Reserve has over 10 miles of trails ranging from easy to advanced, including a trail built with adapted cycles in mind. The trail is also open to hikers and snowshoers and can be accessed from two locations: Springview Drive year-round and Grimm Road in the summer and fall.
Explore the park’s wetlands, grasslands and woodlands on one of five trail loops within the singletrack. For beginners and adapted cyclists, wider trails offer gentler rides and a lift and tilt section. More experienced riders can find rocky terrain, bridge crossings, steep drops and long, sustained climbs.
Monarch trail enhancements
Construction is underway to add approximately four miles of trail to the existing loops of the Monarch singletrack trail system. In addition to extending the trail, additional features will be added to each loop, with significant enhancements being added to the bike park on the Paradise loop. View a map showing where trail is being added.
Work will continue through early October. The Monarch trail will remain open during the project, but some intermittent closures of trail sections will be needed while work is taking place. Pay attention to signs posted at the park and on the trail, and use caution while riding the trails.
Upon completion, Monarch will be the longest singletrack trail in the Three Rivers system, with approximately 14 miles of trail. The trail enhancements are being developed and built thanks to the generous support and partnership of the One Track Mind Foundation.
Monarch PDF Maps
Monarch Singletrack Trail: Winter | Monarch Singletrack Trail: Summer | Monarch Singletrack Trail: Paradise Technical Area (Advanced)
View an interactive map with video of each loop.
See all PDF maps of Carver on the Carver Park Reserve page.
Due to the sensitive nature of the trails and our sustainability efforts, mountain bike trails are occasionally closed due to wet conditions. Before you head out, check trail conditions on the Mountain Biking page. You may also call Carver Park Reserve, or check the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists website.
Winter Trail Use
Help us protect groomed mountain bike trails in the winter. Overinflating tires, riding in warm temperatures and wearing boots can leave tracks that damage groomed trails. Here are few ways you can help:
- Reduce your tire pressure.
- Ride when temperatures are below freezing.
- Wear snowshoes when hiking on singletrack trails.
This trail was developed and built in partnership with the One Track Mind Foundation.
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