Trail Area

Richard T Anderson Conservatory

About This Area

[Total: 3    Average: 4.3/5]

Finding somewhere close to Minneapolis where you can feel like you’re away from it all can be difficult. Richard T. Anderson Conservatory is a hidden gem only 20 minutes from Minneapolis which grants you the feeling of being in the wilderness without spending hours in the car. The trails wander up and around hills, along prairie-laden ridges, through a big woods forest, and into sedge meadows, providing an amazing amount of diversity in a short hike.


This area’s protection was truly a community effort. It was saved from development by a bond referendum of local citizens in 1994 and named after a leader of preservation of parks in the city of Eden Prairie. As you share this place with your family, it’s nice to remember the impact each of us has on protecting the wild places in our communities.

Area Features

Rangers No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Nearby convenience store No
Trash Disposal No

Trail Contributor

[Total: 3    Average: 4.3/5]