Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park Reserve is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Circle Pines, Minnesota. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.
This trail should really be split into its components within the app. There are sections to this trail (Rice Creek North Regional and Rice Creek West Regional are 2 that I have explored) that are different in their terrain and how they are used. The North Regional Trail has an off leash dog park, as does the West Trail, but the one on the North trail seems to be more heavily used. The times I have been on the North trail there have been a number of people that have their dogs off leash while walking the trail as well, not always a pleasant experience. I likely won't return to the North Trail again, 3 strikes and I'm out.
This area has both paved and unlaced trails. The unlaced trails closely follow Rice Creek. There are some hilly sections to the paths that may challenge some. There is a large off leash dog park at one of the access points to the trail (Locke Park). There is a pedestrian tunnel allowing one to easily cross HW 65 but none of the lights were lit when I took the tunnel making it a bit creepy as it was early morning and very dark inside of the tunnel. We explored the west portion of the trail and will explore the east part,which goes down to the Mississippi River another day.