Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Minneapolis with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 days ago

We did this loop twice today, a few days after all that rain froze in the Twin Cities. The trail was walkable without too much difficulty due to ice. It’s a short loop, not quite my favorite considering all the great trails we have around the cities. It has some mild elevation changes and twists and turns which kept things interesting.

I didn’t make it around Bush Lake, but the Highland Lake trail was beautiful. Very peaceful. No dogs allowed on the hiking (non paved) trails—but of course I saw one off the leash .

No dogs allowed on unpaved trails. Otherwise it is a decent walk.

road biking
5 months ago

it was a bit busy for our liking but still a wonderful time

Great trails with lots of diversity. Harriet is quiet and shaded. Calhoun is loud and busy. Lakes of the Isles is open and has a dog park. My favorite is Lake Harriet where I “forget” that I’m in the city.

mountain biking
6 months ago

the trail is good, but very poorly marked. it becomes difficult to navigate around the loop

walking
7 months ago

Great trail for running!

walking
8 months ago

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Love this park! lots of paved and grassy trails to use!

road biking
Monday, October 23, 2017

Great trail for biking, walkers have their own trail. Do this when I’m short on time and want to get an exercise ride in!

Friday, September 08, 2017

Wonderful trail. In great condition, well marked, nice views and stops on the way for a leisure bike ride. Highly recommend!

walking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

Beautiful location. Lots of trails (paved and unpaved)

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This trail is good for biking and hiking. Old railroad trail that is paved till Plymouth and limestone another 20 miles to Winstead.

on Luce Line Trail

mountain biking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Trail is nice but closed for construction about a mile in.

walking
Monday, September 19, 2016

Quintessential urban walk. Beautiful homes along the lakes, and especially on Lake of the Isles. Dog friendly, but keep 'em leashed. Walkers can choose to walk one, two, or three of the lakes (2.5 miles - up).

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Great out state biking. Quiet country scenery. Too crowded in the city. My wife and I have traveled it countless times.

walking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Lake Harriet loop is my favorite! It's just the right distance for a daily walk or bike ride. There's a bandshell with great free entertainment in the summer and a concession booth. Harriet also has more trees than the other lakes that shade you from the sun om hot days and blocks the wind on some of the colder days. Wrap that all up with a beautiful rose garden that contains tons of a variety of colors and types of roses as well as other flowers and fountains. I highly recommend it.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Great views of downtown Minneapolis. Good views of the neighborhoods as well!

road biking
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Very nice ride. Loved that there were 2 separate trails. One for biking and another for walking.

walking
Friday, March 29, 2013

Great walk for everyone. I love walking my dog here!

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2012

I love this and so should u this is the best!!! thank u

on Chain of Lakes Loop

road biking
Monday, August 09, 2010

This is a wonderful city route that can be biked, walked, or ran. It is a mix of woods, lakes and concrete and so is excellent for families that need the support of eatieries and indoor plumbing.

hiking
3 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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