Description: 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.
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.
Length: 26 miles
Scenery: Excellent views of rural and farmlands along with a verdant canopy of trees offering shade without leaving too many sticks and twigs to navigate.
Parking and Trail Access: Parking is Free of Charge
North Branch Trail Head: 6311 Maple Street – North Branch, MN 55056
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: 5859 Stacy Trail – Stacy, MN 55079
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: 26854 Forest Boulevard – Wyoming, MN 55092
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.
Athens Trail Park-n-Ride: 6081 Athens Trail – Stacy, MN 55079
Usage: Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail has mild usage from walking, biking and inline skating enthusiasts. The trail is great for remote endurance training.
Surface Condition: The trail is very smooth, EXCELLENT for newer skaters as the trail is relatively flat and very smooth with few sticks and twigs to navigate.
Ability Level Recommendations: We recommend taking Outdoor Skate Basics 1 and 2, which will provide you with the ability to balance, start, stop and learn to negotiate metal grates with the defensive skate position.
Fitness Recommendations: Sunrise Prairie Trail is EXCELLENT for newer skaters since the surface is very smooth and flat. With the 10 foot wide surface area blended with mild usage, a new skater can safely begin their fitness journey on trails and skates.
Trails that Connect: Hardwood Creek Regional Trail
Link: Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail
ROBICHON’S Lesson Meeting Location: We meet at Wyoming Trail Head: 26854 Forest Boulevard – Wyoming, MN 55092. Take 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. The parking lot is across the street from Geise Memorial Library.
- Disclaimer: always skate with caution as skate surface conditions change from day to day, season to season due to weather changes.
- Last updated: 06/24/20