Coon Creek Regional Trail
This stand-alone gem (it doesn’t connect to any others, though it is near the Mississippi Trail) makes for a great quick ride. It begins just outside Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, and follows Coon Creek upstream through Coon Rapids, crossing the creek countless times on numerous different kinds of bridges. Then, it curves east and follows Coon Creek’s tributary, Sand Creek, to Foley Boulevard, with lots of ups and downs. The trail runs very near trailer parks and suburban homes, and yet stays very nicely forested. Highway noise, dangerous road crossings, and some small onroad sections make this trail less than perfect, but the pavement is smooth, and it is a scenic and entertaining ride.