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

Osseo, Minnesota Map

it's a decent trail, watch out for baby snakes along the way. in the summer, you'll be ganged up by mosquitoes
the worst part is there aren't enough signboards near the parking lots to get you started on a trail, so it's very confusing.
the trails themselves are good and peaceful, well maintained and mildly challenging

2 months ago

Just don’t try to enter the trail from the rest area. It’s a real SOB

road biking
11 months ago

Really nice trail. Signs can be confusing for some of us! Different length loops in Park. Pretty consistently hilly compared to most Minneapolis trails,but not too difficult. Nice change!

11 months ago

Nice trail that allows for both paved and unpaved options - unpaved trails are primarily grass.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

My favorite park in the metro area. Many trails to choose from. The north loop (between Eastman center and the North Trailhead Parking off West Hayden Lake Road) is particularly quiet and full of wild life.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

highly recommend

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A beautiful and well-maintained trail. Easy. Great for families and beginners.

Considering the construction, I enjoyed this trail, it took me a few times of going back forth to figure out that this trail does loop. I'll come back with my bike, hoping the construction is done soon.

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Monday, September 05, 2016

Really nice ride!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My wife and I also hike this urban park frequently along with Carver. Great diversity of trails including a Savannah.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

hard bike ride on a windy day rehabbing an ankle, but lovely!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Some photos here... http://bit.ly/1TGbqlg

Overall this is a great trail for long hikes. An easy 10+ mile hike. Watch out for ticks. There is a playground and a man made swimming pond at the park.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

this trail was super fun to bike.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

It was a great hike!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Longboarding around the trail is so relaxing. The pavement is nice and smooth for cruising.

road biking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Really nice, well maintained paved trails and a really nice single track system... Lots of fun!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

me and my dog love this place

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Me and my dog love this place.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I always come hiking here with my dog and she loves the new smell's she finds.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Probably because it's early season and nothing is grown in, but I wasn't very inspired. Not a whole lot to look at. Always better to be outside rather than inside though.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

One of my favorite parks in the Twin Cities for it's variety of activities. You can trail bike up to 20 or more miles with the long paved loops with lots of scenery, walk/hike numerous distances on either paved or horse trails, see prairie, woodland, marsh and lake areas, snowshoe, cross-country ski (lighted) and tube in the winter.

My personal favorite is making an 8 mile loop hike on the hiking/horse trails in the north end of the park - lots of variety of landscape, good views and plenty of chances to see wildlife.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

it's a great place for snowshoeing.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

This was a great hike with a decent amount of elevation change & different scenery. I don't want to give this 5 stars for one reason, and this reason probably rings true for Three Rivers Parks in general. Adequate trail signs. There were at least three occasions where I wasn't sure which direction to go, and from reading other reviews, it seems I'm not the only one who seemed to get a little lost. I come from Orange County, CA where our park trails are named and labeled on signs & trail maps. It is nearly impossible to get lost when trails are named. Maybe this is something that should be looked into. I know it wouldn't be a cheap venture, but I also know it would please a lot of people who enjoy the parks.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 18, 2014

I went here for my first time out and I was impressed. as the guy above said, I did get lost, but found my way out with minimal issues. everyone I came across was real friendly. and this grizzland area definitely had things that I was not willing to try on my first time out. the intermediate trail was just enough to leave me exhausted, add in grizzland, and I was exhausted at the end!

mountain biking
Sunday, October 06, 2013

Elm is creek is one of the best free places in the state in my opinion, all the trails are super fun. They have something for everyone. If your into technical stuff, grizzland is the perfect place, if you like riding fast, and taking it easy, they have medium and easy trails too, good for people of all skill levels.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 08, 2013

One of the better trails in the area. Long many trails. Could get lost if you don't know where your going. Grizzland is fun but not hard. Speed is good not fast. Not a lot of climbs. Overall good

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Technically, there is no trail by this name. But stop by the Eastman Nature Center (13351 Elm Creek Road, Dayton, Minnesota 55369) and they will be happy to help you find trails fitting of your needs and abilities. In the winter, most trails are better for snow shoeing or cross country skiers rather than hikers. Snow shoes are available for rental at the center.

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