Rice Creek North Regional Trail

Minnesota

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Rice Creek North Regional Trail Facts

States: Minnesota
Counties: Anoka, Ramsey
Length: 13.8 miles
Trail end points: Lino Lakes YMCA (Lino Lakes) and Long Lake Regional Park (New Brighton)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10523688

Rice Creek North Regional Trail Description

The Rice Creek North Regional Trail serves multiple purposes: it’s a connector, running through the two counties (Anoka and Ramsey) and five cities: Lino Lakes, Circle Pines, Blaine, Shoreview and Arden Hills. It is a space for safe non-motorized travel as well as active recreation. And it is a celebration of nature: beginning with the stand of pine trees that line its north entrance. The trail begins in the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park, where it threads deftly between the big water bodies. In just 13 miles, users can walk, jog, and bike through restored prairies, mesic woodlands and riparian marsh.  The Rice Creek corridor is also home to wildlife such as white-tailed deer and diverse birdlife including ospreys, kestrels and bluebirds. South of County Road I in Arden Hills the trail loops around Rice Creek.

While in the park, visitors can also engage in activities ranging from picnics, canoeing and kayaking. Your canine companions can also get in on the action: there is an off-leash dog park off Lexington Avenue.

Parking and Trail Access

From north to south, here are the places you can access the trail:

  • There is parking at the YMCA off Town Center Parkway in Lino Lakes.
  • If starting your journey in Circle Pines you can park at the trailhead in Baldwin Park (located at 400 Keith Road).
  • The final trailhead is in Shoreview, on County Road I between Rice Creek Parkway and Schutta Road.

You can also access the trail on any of the intersecting streets. There may be fees charged to drivers entering the Regional Park. Check the website  for rates. 

Rice Creek North Regional Trail Reviews

8/16 ride

Started loop by dog park. Road dmv loop. Great view of creek and nice views of start of a sunset. Hwy 10 road noise not too bad. Lots of butterflies in grassy area to enjoy.

Great ride through woods and marshlands

Accessed trail by Rice Creek Elementary School and was pleased to find trail recently resurfaced. Smooth and in good condition. Very pleasant to find such a nice trail in uran area.

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