Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve For Mountain Biking

The 21st most popular mountain bike trail in Minnesota.

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Located near the Minneapolis suburb of Prior Lake, the MHPR contains over six miles of extreme trails with steep grades through glacial carved moraines. Normally used as cross-country ski trails, these wide trails can be rocky with wash outs. To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Minneapolis, head south on US35. Exit onto CR42 heading west. At Burnsville Parkway (a.k.a. Hanrehan Lake Blvd.), turn south. At Murphy Lake Road, turn south and look for entrance to MHPR on left.

Located near the Minneapolis suburb of Prior Lake.

Overall, Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve is the 21st most popular mountain bike trail of all 31 mountain biking rides in Minnesota. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve including Parkers Ridge Trail, Minnesota Valley State Park and Gateway State Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Hennepin Parks (612) 559-9000; Visitors Center (612) 447-2171; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700; The Mountain Biker's Guide To The Great Lake States by Phil Van Valkenberg.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Minnesota" from Steve Johnson

Best Season:  Late Summer

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/16/2016

ID:  6186


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