Carver Singletrack Trail

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Help Us Name the Trails

Have a creative name in mind for one (or more) of the singletrack trails at Carver Park Reserve? We’d love to hear your suggestion. Please fill out a quick survey by Monday, August 24 to have your trail name included for consideration. You can view the new singletrack on this map. Trail names will be announced in fall 2020.

Submit your trail name ideas.


July Construction Update

The trail builders from Progressive Trail Design are making great progress creating the new singletrack trail at Carver Park Reserve. The weather has cooperated, allowing the trail builders to construct an additional five to six miles of new trail. To date, approximately nine miles of trail have been cut in and are at various stages of completion; however, much work remains before the trail is finished. With the help of a Conservation Corps of Minnesota crew, trail crossings such as bridges and boardwalks are in the process of being built and installed throughout the trail system.

The singletrack trail is still on target to be completed this fall. Check back throughout the remainder of the summer for progress updates and a potential opening. This trail would not be possible without the partnership of One Track Mind Foundation.



April 29 - Spring Construction Update

Construction on the new singletrack trail is expected to resume in mid-May. Work began in September and trail builders cut-in approximately one third of the trail last fall before construction paused for the winter season.

Beginning in May, trail builders will complete the section started last fall and start working on the remaining two thirds of the trail. Trail crossings, bridges and boardwalks will also be constructed and installed.

Construction is expected to take approximately three months to complete, so we anticipate opening the trail in late summer or fall.

This spring, bikers have been observed riding the unfinished trails. We ask everyone to please be respectful and stay off the trail until it is open. Use of the unfinished trail can damage it, disrupt the trail builders and delay trail completion.

This exciting trail project is being developed in partnership with One Track Mind Foundation.

View the Carver Singletrack Trail Map.

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 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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


Help Us Name the Trails

Have a creative name in mind for one (or more) of the singletrack trails at Carver Park Reserve? We’d love to hear your suggestion. Please fill out a quick survey by Monday, August 24 to have your trail name included for consideration. You can view the new singletrack on this map. Trail names will be announced in fall 2020.

Submit your trail name ideas.


July Construction Update

The trail builders from Progressive Trail Design are making great progress creating the new singletrack trail at Carver Park Reserve. The weather has cooperated, allowing the trail builders to construct an additional five to six miles of new trail. To date, approximately nine miles of trail have been cut in and are at various stages of completion; however, much work remains before the trail is finished. With the help of a Conservation Corps of Minnesota crew, trail crossings such as bridges and boardwalks are in the process of being built and installed throughout the trail system.

The singletrack trail is still on target to be completed this fall. Check back throughout the remainder of the summer for progress updates and a potential opening. This trail would not be possible without the partnership of One Track Mind Foundation.



April 29 - Spring Construction Update

Construction on the new singletrack trail is expected to resume in mid-May. Work began in September and trail builders cut-in approximately one third of the trail last fall before construction paused for the winter season.

Beginning in May, trail builders will complete the section started last fall and start working on the remaining two thirds of the trail. Trail crossings, bridges and boardwalks will also be constructed and installed.

Construction is expected to take approximately three months to complete, so we anticipate opening the trail in late summer or fall.

This spring, bikers have been observed riding the unfinished trails. We ask everyone to please be respectful and stay off the trail until it is open. Use of the unfinished trail can damage it, disrupt the trail builders and delay trail completion.

This exciting trail project is being developed in partnership with One Track Mind Foundation.

View the Carver Singletrack Trail Map.

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 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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


Guest Book


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 about 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago