County Park Equestrian Trails
At Bunker Hills Regional Park – the Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Bunker Park Stables to offer visitors the unique opportunity to participate in a number of activities, including; trail rides, hay and sleigh rides, carriage rides, pony rides, and lessons.
Reservations are necessary for all Bunker Park Stables activities and can be made with a credit card by calling the stables at 763-757-9445.
Rum River Central Regional Park
17955 Roanoke Street NW
A very scenic and natural park on the Rum River , Rum River Central Regional Park features a diversity of river, prairie, and woodland settings covering 434 acres. It also provides a wide-array of outdoor recreation and access to the pristine Rum River canoe route.
All motorized vehicles are required to purchase a vehicle entry permit to the regional parks. Annual permits are available for $25, good for one year from date of purchase. Daily permits are available for $5 per day. The annual permit is honored at all Anoka County Regional Parks as well as regional parks in Washington and Carver counties.
Eagle Forest Acres www.eagleforestacres.com
A 4000 acre privately owned tract of land in northern Minnesota, located 30 miles north of Bemidji. This property is very secluded with a good mixture of big open fields and large wooded areas. During the summer, camping, cabins, and trails are available to horse back riders and campers that have their own horses and are looking for a place to camp and ride.
Indian Lake Conservation Area
Provides excellent wildlife viewing and a nature trail for hikers and horseback riders which winds through the east boundary of the park. This 120-acre drained wetland was restored by the Blue Earth County Public Works Department to serve as a wetland mitigation site. This award-winning conservation area is located about 1 mile south of Mankato off Township Road 174.
Crow Wing County
Cuyuna Country Bike Trail www.mntrails.com
(218) 546-5926 www.cuyunalakestrail.org
The 5.3 mile Cuyuna Country Trails begins at the Croft Historic Mine Museum just north of Crosby and travels to Ironton and Riverton through the Cuyuna Country Recreation Area with its abandoned mines, deep, clear lakes and pine forests.
The trail way is a multi-use system designed with a paved bikeway, a horse and snowmobile trail and an extensive mountain bike trail. The 5,000-acre recreational area contains six natural lakes and 15 deep pit lakes providing a system of canoe and kayaking routes with exceptionally clean waters good for trout fishing and scuba diving. There is a 16-site campground in the recreation area and a few primitive sites.
There are plans to connect the trail to Aiken on the east and the Paul Bunyan Trail on the west.
Lebanon Hills Regional www.co.dakota.mn.us/LeisureRecreation/CountyParks/Locations/LebanonHills/HorseTrail.htm
Miles of scenic, wooded horse trails offer riders an opportunity to tour by horseback the 2,000 acres in Lebanon Hills Regional Park.
A trail pass is required to use this facility. Horse rental is not available.
Trail hours: 8 a.m. to Sunset
May 1 through Nov. 30
Parking lot hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Daily Pass: $5
Individual Adult Season Pass (18 years and older): $30
Lone Rock Trail www.umorepark.umn.edu:80/Lone_Rock_Trail.html
UMore Park is located in the center of Dakota County,
on a major transportation corridor (Highway 52).
Horseback riding: April 1 (or when trail conditions permit) - November 2*
TRAIL CLOSED 11/8/08-1/4/09; Firearms hunting allowed by special permit.
Lone Rock Trail Continued
The trail goes through gently rolling terrain, wooded areas, agricultural land and two significant wetlands that flow into the Vermillion River. An array of wildlife species is also present along the 11-mile trail. A shorter 4-mile trail is also available. The trail head has ample parking for horse trailers, restroom facilities and horse watering facilities.
Douglas County http://www.mntrails.com
Andes Tower Hills 4505 Andes Rd SW Kensington, MN 56343
1-87-SKI-ANDES (877-542-6337) or 320-965-2455 span>
Bring Your Own Horse!
Trails are open! May 15th - Oct. 15th.
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
Andes Tower Hills is a family friendly alcohol free property!
Hennepin County http://www.threeriversparkdistrict.org/parks/bakerparkreserve.cfm
Baker Park Reserve (9.0 miles)
Parking lot is located off Homestead Trail (County Road 201) about halfway between County Road 6 and County Road 24. Parking for up to 12 trailers.
Carver Park Reserve (6.0 miles)
Parking lot is located off Carver County Road 11, one quarter mile to the west of the picnic entrance road. Water pump available. Limited parking available.
Crow-Hassan Park Reserve (10.6 miles)
Parking lot is located at the trailhead, on a gravel road off Park Drive just northeast of Hassan Parkway. Accommodates up to 30 trailers. Overnight group campsite available by reservation; hitching posts, water pump.
Elm Creek Park Reserve (21.05 miles)
Parking lot is located off County Road 121, west of Pineview, just north of 125th Ave. North. Accommodates up to 12 trailers. Group campsite available by reservation; hitching posts, water pump.
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve (9.2 miles)
A horse trail loop surrounds the periphery of the park reserve. Overnight group campsite available by reservation. The horse trailer parking lot is located off of County Road 50 on the north side of the park and accommodates up to 10 trailers. Use of the horse trails requires an annual or daily permit for each rider age 16 or older.
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve (13.9 miles)
Parking lot is located on Sunset Lake Road, east of County Road 75, just past Murphy Lake in the central part of the park. Hitching post available. Space for up to 8 trailers.
**A daily or annual horse trail pass is required. Daily passes are $5 and are available at trailhead payboxes.
Annual passes can be ordered online or by calling 763/559-9000. The first pass is $30; each additional pass in the same household is $15.
Bunk House www.houstonbunkhouse.com
501 S. Jefferson, PO Box 38
Houston, MN 55943
Come and stay with your horse. Explore the mountains of Minnesota on over 25 miles of groomed trails that offer beautiful vluff country terrain, breathtaking overlooks and historical points such as Indian Monument, Indian Camp and Big Valley Point.
The bunkhouse has indoor and outdoor lighted riding arenas, boxstalls, and paddocks with ample parking space for horse trailers. Reservations needed.
Outback Ranch www.outbackranch.net
Houston, MN 55943
Come and stay with your horse. Miles of groomed trails in bluff country. Daily trail use is available for $10/horse/day parking fee. Heated indoor venue for parties, outdoor arena, stalls for $20/horse/day, pens for $10/horse/day, pasture for $5/horse/day. Camping is available call for reservations.
Isanti County www.co.isanti.mn.us/parksspringvale.htm
Springvale County Park
39961 Polk St NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
The county's largest park with 211 acres. The park consists of over five miles of trails which offer great opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. Springvale also offers a canoe access to Johnnie’s Lake and ¼ mile of paved trails.
All of the trails are multi-use, please be courteous to other users. Pick up waste from animals and do not walk on groomed ski trails.
Future plans for the park include a picnic shelter, extending paved trail, and designation of trails for different users.
Taconite Trail www.itascacountytourism.com/attractions.htm
Stretches 165 miles from Grand Rapids to Ely and intersects with the Arrowhead State Trail just west of Lake Vermillion. The trail head is located at the Itasca County Fairgrounds in Grand Rapids and the first 6 miles are paved for biking and in-line skating. The remainder of the natural surface trail is used primarily for snowmobiling in the winter. The trail goes through a few areas that have standing water in the summer, however portions of the trail are suitable for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking.
Eight trail waysides and picnic facilities offer scenic vistas of the hills, lakes and rivers of this area. The trail also links three state parks: Bear Head Lake, Soudan Underground Mine, and McCarthy Beach. The landscape in and around Bear Head Lake State Park is very rolling and rocky.
Kandiyohi County http.//files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/state_trails/glacial_lakes.pdf
Glacial Lakes State Trail
12 Miles of flat grass trail from New London to Wilmar that runs parallel to an asphalt trail for walkers and bikers. Then there is a 6 mile trail from New London to Hawick which is crushed granite and is shared with walkers and bikers.
Kittson County www.visitnwminnesota.com/tour_trails.htm
Roseau City Park 218-463-1538
* $12.00 RV; $7.00 tents; $50.00 shelter rental per day
Trails - 37.4 acre park, biking, hiking, horseback riding trails, ski touring, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
Information - Boat landing, trails, canoeing, fishing, picnicking, picnic shelter, playground, golf, Summer Interpretation.
Camping - Ten sites with water and electrical hookups, and ten tent sites. Showers, flush toilets, and dump station.
Twin Valley Riders Club
Trails - There is a trail that joins to the Agassiz Recreational Trail, as well as many river trails.
Information - The Twin Valley Riders Club Arena is set up for horse shows, roping, ranch rodeos and team penning/sorting. "Fun Days" horse events every third Sunday in May through August. May to October trail rides. Camping - Free primitive camping near Twin Valley Riders Club Equestrian Park. Flush toilets available.
City of Big Falls Horse Campground www.bigfalls.govoffice.com
(218)276-2282 Over 30 miles of marked trails with many more miles to explore on your own. Camp sites have water and electric hookups, fire pits and more. Access to modern bathroom facilities. Located on the scenic Bigfork River in Big Falls, MN.
Twin Valley, MN
It is a 32 mile multiple use trail consisting of two (2) 10 ft. wide treadways. Biking, hiking, birdwatching, horseback riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing are just some of the fun activities you can do.
Casey Jones State Trail
A thirteen-mile segment (from Pipestone to the Murray County line) was opened for horseback riding and hiking in the early 1970's.
$5.00 daily or $25.00 annually.
$5.00 daily or $20.00 annually for Senior Citizens.
RUSH RIVER PARK
Rush River Park is located 2.7 miles from Henderson (6th Street, 3 blocks to 9th Street becomes 300th Streets, left on Rush River Park Road to Park entrance).
Rush River Park is maintained by The Friends of Rush River. The Friends of Rush River is a group, of private citizens, that maintains the park. This nonprofit group relies on donations for the up keep of the park. (Suggested donations are $10.00 for overnight camping and $3.00 for day use.) A donation box is located in the park.
Size: 285 acres
Existing uses: horseback riding and walking trails, swimming, birding, camping, picnicking and a children’s playground
Buildings: picnic shelter, 2 water well, grills, tables, outhouses and a designated horse area.
For more information about Rush River Park or The Friends of Rush River
contact Tom Bender at 507-248-3230.
Go camping with your own horse!
$25 per night includes rig and first horse
$5 per night for each additional horse
$5 per night for electric
Daily trail use only
$15.00 per horse
Family Special daily trail use (immediate family--family members all living at same address)
$45 per day
Please add 6.5 percent sales tax to above prices. Prices subject to change.
The jewel of our park system with beautiful walking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding trails to explore, campground areas, playground equipment, softball field, basketball court, and 3 picnic shelters for everyone to enjoy. Questions about camping sites and fees should be directed to the parks caretaker.
Courthouse Park Caretaker:
Located on a former railroad grade adjacent to US Highway 61 between County Highway 8 in Hugo, Minnesota and the Washington/Chisago County Line in Forest Lake, Minnesota.
The Hardwood Creek Regional Trail is a 9.5 mile multiple-use trail in northwestern Washington County. The trail consists of two parallel trails which run adjacent to State Highway 61, from County Road 8 (Frenchman Road) in Hugo to the Washington/Chisago County Line in Forest Lake. The paved portion is for bikers, hikers, and in-line skaters (no cross-country skiing). The turf portion is for horses in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter.
Pine Point Regional Park
11900 Norell Avenue North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Trailhead facility with hitching posts. 5 miles of multi-use turf trails are available to equestrian users during the spring, summer, and fall. Equestrian trails are shared with hikers. Horses are not allowed on paved trails or on roads. A shorter horse trail is also available in the winter.
Stanley Eddy Memorial Park Reserve www.co.wright.mn.us/department/parks/parkinfo.asp
Location: In French Lake Township along CSAH 2. This park reserve is made up of three separate units totaling 879 acres with scenic rolling hills, lakes, and marshes. The Northern unit has 4 miles of ski/hike trails, picnic sites, and toilet, while the Southern unit has 3.5 miles of ski/hike trails, picnic sites, and toilets. The Middle Unit has a boat access to Moose Lake. The South and North unit offer horseback riding from May 15 to November 15. PLEASE DO NOT RIDE THE TRAILS WHEN WET! Thanks
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