Carver Singletrack Trail

Singletrack trail construction

UPDATE: Singletrack Trail Construction Begins

After reviewing feedback from the public, we have adjusted and finalized the design for the Carver singletrack trail, and construction started the first week of September. The singletrack trail will be located in the western portion of the park reserve and will be 10 miles long. It will be an off-road, unpaved, singletrack trail, similar to the trails at Elm Creek, Lake Rebecca and Murphy-Hanrehan park reserves, and it will be open year-round. The trail is being developed in partnership with the One Track Mind Foundation.

View the Carver Singletrack Trail Map.

Construction is expected to continue throughout the fall of 2019 and early spring of 2020. We are projecting the trail will be open for riding in late spring or early summer of 2020.

Project updates will be posted on the Three Rivers website at threeriversparks.org/carversingletrack. Visit that site for the latest news about the project.

Survey recap

In May, we sought public input about ideas, hopes and concerns related to the new trail through a survey posted on this site. We received more than 900 responses from park users interested in mountain biking, horseback riding, archery, Nordic skiing and other activities.



Feedback about draft design

From June 11 - 23, the public was invited to make comments on the draft design map and in the Guestbook below. We also held a public open house on June 18 at Carver Park Reserve, which gave people an opportunity to ask questions and make written comments.

Although the comment period is closed, you can still view the map and the comments we received.

View the Map


UPDATE: Singletrack Trail Construction Begins

After reviewing feedback from the public, we have adjusted and finalized the design for the Carver singletrack trail, and construction started the first week of September. The singletrack trail will be located in the western portion of the park reserve and will be 10 miles long. It will be an off-road, unpaved, singletrack trail, similar to the trails at Elm Creek, Lake Rebecca and Murphy-Hanrehan park reserves, and it will be open year-round. The trail is being developed in partnership with the One Track Mind Foundation.

View the Carver Singletrack Trail Map.

Construction is expected to continue throughout the fall of 2019 and early spring of 2020. We are projecting the trail will be open for riding in late spring or early summer of 2020.

Project updates will be posted on the Three Rivers website at threeriversparks.org/carversingletrack. Visit that site for the latest news about the project.

Survey recap

In May, we sought public input about ideas, hopes and concerns related to the new trail through a survey posted on this site. We received more than 900 responses from park users interested in mountain biking, horseback riding, archery, Nordic skiing and other activities.



Feedback about draft design

From June 11 - 23, the public was invited to make comments on the draft design map and in the Guestbook below. We also held a public open house on June 18 at Carver Park Reserve, which gave people an opportunity to ask questions and make written comments.

Although the comment period is closed, you can still view the map and the comments we received.

View the Map



CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Thank you for the beautiful trails. I appreciate you willingness to accommodate so many sports. I ride horses in your park. Please try to put as much distance between horses and bikers. Bikes move fast and create risks for horse rides. I have to say park pedestrians always stop when we are approaching them in the park. Not so with bikers. They are moving so fast or just don’t care to stop and create risk of frightening horses. Separate horse paths from bike paths. Thanks for your consideration.

Lisa 4 months ago

I so appreciate that you are adjusting the horse riding trails to allow some buffer with the new biking trail. As there are still some areas of potential interaction, crossings and close proximity of trails, it would be great if you could post some educational info at the Trailheads. Simple things like bikers letting riders know if you are approaching them, ahead or more importantly from behind. This interaction so decreases a horse's fear response to movement nearby. I or any other park rider could help you with this. Maybe there are things we riders can do to make the bikers' experiences more enjoyable. So often, negative interaction between park users is simply a lack of knowledge or sensitivity. I also think that the bikers should pay for a Park Pass as their trails will need to be maintained. I have paid for a Park Pass for the last 33 years and am fine about it. I do think that other users should contribute as well. Thanks for listening and for the beautiful parks!

Kathleen Swanson 4 months ago

This is well overdue for the Southwest side. The multi-loop layout looks great. I’m sure this will become the local kids favorite place to ride. It will be a memorable occasion for many, especially the youth, when the ribbon is cut at the grand opening. Thanks so much!

Coach 4 months ago

If possible please include passing lanes to accommodate possible future NICA races, a short cut to create a 3 mile and 6 mile loop for greater accessibility for young riders.

Stumpjumper1992 4 months ago

Would love to see some Big advanced features put in. Wall rides, big drops, jumps with or without gaps, fast,tight n twisty downhill sections, teeter totters, burms you can rail on hard.... There should be plenty of room to build an expert/pro/ aka Black Diamond trail or Double Black Diamond trail within the proposed boundaries. I’ve 30 yrs experience riding and building trails. Can’t wait to discuss the future of the park on the 18th. Thanks

BigDip 4 months ago