Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail & Hardwood Creek Trail
Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail is 24 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.
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.
North Branch Trail Head:
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.
Stacy Trail Head:
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.
Wyoming Trail Head:
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.