Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail
Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail & Hardwood Creek Trail
Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail is 26 Miles of paved, multi-use trails through Chisago and Washington Counties.
The trail features a 10-foot-wide paved surface facilitating hikers, bicyclists and inline skaters during spring, summer and fall. The parallel unpaved portion is open to non-studded snowmobiles when there is sufficient snow and to horseback riders at all other times. Snowmobiles and horses are not allowed on the paved portion of the trail at any time. Parking areas and information kiosks are located adjacent to the trail at North Branch, Stacy and Wyoming. Parking is also available at the start of the trail in Hugo, as well as in downtown Forest Lake. This was the first regional trail in Chisago County opened in 1998 grand opening of the sunrise prairie trail.
Reservation are NOT necessary to use our Regional Trails. However, registration is necessary if large events are planned on the trails. A large event is one that will add significant traffic to the trail and might hinder the use by others during this time. You must register all events with greater than 30 participants by contacting the County Parks Office at 651-674-2345. Check out the links to each of the Trail Heads below for specific information, including features available on the Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail.
Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail in Chisago County and Hardwood Creek Trail in Washington County follow the former Burlington Northern Railroad Right of Way between North Branch and Hugo. Bridges cross Hardwood Creek and the south and west branches of the Sunrise River.
I-35 to Highway 95 exit. East on Highway 95 to Forest Boulevard (CR 30). Go South on Forest Boulevard, 1 block. Trail head is on the southwest corner of intersection of Forest Boulevard (CR 30) and Maple Street.
I-35 to Stacy Exit (Stacy Trail / CR 19). East to Lions Park on right side of road approximately 5 blocks east of I-35.
I-35 to Wyoming Exit (Forest Boulevard / CR 23). Go east on State Highway 61 to Forest Boulevard (CR 30). Go Left on Forest Boulevard approximately 300 feet, trail head on left.