Reservoir Woods Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Roseville, Minnesota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.9 miElevation gain255 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyWalkingBird watchingRunningForestPartially pavedViewsWildflowersWildlifeCity walk
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A paved and hilly trail through Tamarack and Reservoir Woods Park. Accessibility: This asphalt trail is estimated to range from 4-12 feet wide. The slope is very steep in some sections and is estimated to range from 0-21%. The grade is estimated to exceed 8% twice within the first 0.2 miles and then again exceeds 8% grade roughly every 0.2 miles. Trail goers with manual mobility equipment may need assistance to navigate this trail. There is 1 ADA-compliant car parking spot at the trail head with an access aisle.

The park offers two off-leash dog areas, a sheltered bench, and an information kiosk.

City of Roseville Parks & Recreation, (651)792-7006 - www.ci.roseville.mn.us

By Car: From St. Paul head north on Rice St. for 3 miles. Take a left on Larpenteur Av. for 0.7 mile and take a right into Reservoir Woods parking lot across Mackubin St. By Bus: Bus route 65 stops at Dale St. and Larpenteur Av.

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mark vanden heuvel
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bill moss
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Great!

The paved trail as shown is very nice but the fun part is going off on the dozens of foot paths that criss-cross the whole wooded area. My dog and I are out here at least three-times a week and we always start by taking the footpath to the left of the paved trailhead off Larpentuer.

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Theresa Dodor
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Cody Shay
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Very nice, lots of leaf drop on trail today!

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Isabeau Hill
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A little narrow on the paths but overall a nice spot

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Austen McDougal
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Cody Shay
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A super nice trail with lots of trees and options for path choice!

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Grace Schroeder
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Great trail! Well maintained and shaded! Perfect for walking, running, biking, and dogs. There’s options to stay on the paved path or venture through the woods on dirt paths.

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Cody Shay
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Very nice trail. We made a loop by coming back through Roselawn Cemetary. Paved the entire way.

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Adam Kay
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Took the whole damn family out for a local hike. Took us a while, but we hiked in a light rain and the sounds of spring and frogs were great. Lots of different old growth around.

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Jody P
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Nice paved trail, lots of dirt trails to wander off on. 2 dog parks at this park, one is a large off leash. We ended up doing 4 miles with wandering off the paved path.

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Sarah Julson
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Love the elevation changes on this trail. Paved trails are pretty much always cleared.

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Naomi Hagen
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Very nice paved trail. A few up and down hills along the way for interest. There's a trail map by the tunnel that helped us find the dog park. It was locked though, and appears the gate hasn't been opened all winter. Lots of dog walkers and a perfect walk with my dog!

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Jordan Schreiner
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My dog and I enjoy this trail. We haven’t been outside of winter yet. But It’s we enjoy going off the main trail onto the smaller ones. It’s more rough terrain if that’s your thing (it’s ours) there’s some steep hills you can go up - good practice for both you and the dog for hiking. The only thing is that there is supposedly a 5 acre off leash dog park by the parking lot. We’ve gone a few times and maybe I’m just blind but we can’t seem to find it. Not a deal breaker as we go for hiking - but my dog would have liked it.

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Mary M
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This was an enjoyable trail. We got off the trail occasionally to walk on some of the foot paths which was fun. There were a lot of mature cottonwood trees and Red Pine trees. Much to our surprise, we discovered an enormous water reservoir owned by the city of Roseville.

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Chad Smith
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Loved this trail. The forest makes it really easy to forget you're hiking in a city of almost 4 million people. I'd recommend new hikers start out on something a little flatter. Lots of ups and downs. However, the landmarks are awesome and you'll get some wildlife in there as well.

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Ben Hoese
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One of the most interesting parks within 10 miles of either downtown. The old open-air reservoir, unused for 100 years, is still there, plus some of the tallest pine trees in the metro. Lots of singletrack.

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Brittany Long
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One of my favorites in the cities. Small, but has many unpaved trails to meander through. Light traffic, but I did come on a cloudy & cold day

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Caroline Sofia
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Very easy walk, mostly paved. I don’t recommend the lake loop, you end up walking alongside busy city streets and in neighborhoods.

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Susan Warfield
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lovely forested trail close to city.

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K Ba
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We spent about an hour walking this trail today and saw only 6 or 7 other people. It's a lovely oasis of woods in the city, but you do hear constant road noise.

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Meredith Lewis
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Great little hills, easy walk.

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meaghan vaughan
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Nice trail, somewhat an unknown gem right in the city of Roseville. Great place to walk your dog. I often see bikers there but unless you are training, I personally I would not bike here, lots of steep inclines.

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Susan Warfield
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lovely shady trail..got beautiful deer photos.

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Susan Warfield
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nice up hill grade throughout for a good workout. Saw a hawk and several deer. birds singing. Lovely.

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Tom Hayes
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Chris Talley
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Nancy Duffrin
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Caylin Crawford
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Caylin Crawford
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