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Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Prior Lake,  
From You6383.03 Mi
Local TipsLimited hours of 5:00am - 10:00pm.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-06-15
Created Byaeicher
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Limited Hours
  • Hills
  • Loop
  • Out And Back
  • Good For Workouts
  • Single-Track
  • Technical
  • Family Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance40-69
Volume of Use
  • Low
  • Steady
DescriptionThe peaceful wilderness at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve in northeast Scott County features glacial ridges, hilly terrain and an extensive, lush forest. This is one of the most challenging cross-country ski areas in the Twin Cities and a favorite spot for mountain bikers and runners.

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  • Primarily wide XC ski trails, not much single track or technical running. Fun, steep, short hills - a lot of them! I've run into unexpected trail closings, and the trail maps available online are not always accurate. Beware biting flies in late summer! Great trail running race in late October called Surf the Murph. Separate section for mountain biking is great and does include great single track. Use lot by Park Entrance off of Hanrehan Lake Blvd. and you've got your choice. ( by dhegley on 2013-10-28 )