Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Murphy-Hanrehan Regional Park Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful hike near lake, dog park was great- big enough but not too big.

nature trips
1 month ago

been there a lot. tends to be buggy. however. there is wildlife. it's a good walk with some nice hills. I've spent an hour to 4 hours there. it's quiet. no city or traffic noise.

Challenging hills, pretty overlooks and lake views couple spots with picnic tables for lunch. Great hike 5 mile, will be back soon!

I liked this park and would come back. I didn't do the whole trail - just the northern loop. The hiking surface was mostly sandy soil and mostly went through forest, sometimes abutting wetlands. This portion of the trail requires crossing a road twice.

The trail was fully submerged at one point (probably not a big deal if you're on a horse), but I found a way around by balancing on a log and walking on what may have been a beaver dam. (This part was actually really fun.) There were also a few downed trees that required climbing over.

There are no facilities here. And no maps of any kind, anywhere. There are trail markings at some intersections, but without a map I didn't know what the markings meant.

Dogs are not allowed here.
Also, this network of trails is for horses, so there will be manure.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Best dedicated biking trail in the area. Supporting a range of skills and difficulty. Enjoyed the technical elements. It's not a smooth trail as there's lots of exposed roots/rocks so fixed suspension riders take note.

Nice hiking trails , great hike with your dog :-)

Too much horse poop and too wide open vs wooded

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The best place to go for walking in solitude among giant oak trees. A beautiful, idyllic lake and prairie. They have biking, cross country skiing and horseback riding trails - all which hikers can use. There are dog walking paths too. Warblers fly through in the Spring. It is a hidden gem.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Awesome trails for hill workout - hike or ski! Unique terrain for Mn region. Low maintenance trails and signage.

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Great inclines and very quiet. The trail markers could be updated.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Super fun! I can't wait to go again

very nice trail

Thursday, April 07, 2016

dog park was full of un picked up poop and it's small for the $5 dollars for admit I expected alot more there are free parks that are cleaner

hiking
Sunday, November 09, 2014

The hike was fun take trekking poles with you there are hills rocks and roots there is no longer horses allowed.

hiking
Sunday, August 03, 2014

I have hiked here several times in both summer and winter. The trails, especially in the northeast portion (my favorite part) of the park, can be quite strenuous with lots of going up and down big hills. The many interwoven loops offer infinite possibilities for track/distance, but beware of unexpected trail closures which force you to reroute (leave extra time). Put a pack on and this is good preparation ground for any serious hiking adventure

hiking
Sunday, August 12, 2012

Okay, for riders (bikes or horses) I'm sure this is a fabulous trail. For plain old hikers that want to get their distance on, this trail is a stinker. Most of the trails are shared with riders and I hated having to look down constantly to avoid stepping in huge piles of poo. Plus trails are not very wide in some areas and when it comes down to person versus horse it always ends up with person clinging to a tree so that horse(s) can pass. The only part I enjoyed was the pedestrian only hill trail. It was definitely a challenge, I just wish it was longer.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Great trail riding when the trail is dry. Lots of loops and switchbacks to keep the quads burning. Enjoy!

mountain biking
Monday, November 07, 2011

Great mountain biking. This single track trail has been completely redesigned since the description shown here. It's now 10mi in total in completely new area. The old 5.8mi was the cross country ski trail.

mountain biking
8 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

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