10 of the Best Sledding Hills in the Twin Cities

20 Best Sledding Hills in Minneapolis in 2024

This last weekend as I was shoveling snow, my kid decides they wanted to go sledding in the yard. The weather was nice and we had just enough snow to make it work, so why not.

My daughter was having trouble trying to carve a path with her snow sledir?t=daytr047 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B01MZZB15O and kept getting stuck. Something had to be done.

I took the sled from her, jumped on it, and immediately transformed back to my 7-year-old self again. As I slid down the hill, I wondered why haven’t been doing this sooner?

Here I’ve spent most of my adult time at Ice Rinks. Yep… I’m going to need to find a bigger hill this weekend. Thank goodness snow was in the forecast!

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10 of the Best Sledding Hills in the Twin Cities

20 of the Best Sledding Hills in the Twin Cities

We are lucky in the Twin Cities to have the perfect landscape for sledding. Most times, you can throw on a hat and go to your backyard or your neighborhood park.

Those that live in flatter areas don’t have this luxury. But what do you do when you don’t have that much of a yard or are looking for more of a thrill? You go to one of the amazing sledding hills close by!

Adams Hill Park

7200 Washburn Ave South
Richfield, MN 55423
Hours: Mon-Sun: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.

This enormous park has hills of varying angles for every age. This park is a perfect spot for sledding. On the borders of Richfield and Edina, it’s often missed by those passing by. It’s located behind the Southdale YMCA. Don’t forget to bring your snow pants!

Baker Park Reserve

2935 Parkview Dr
Medina, MN 55340
Hours: Mon-Sun: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.

Located at the Baker Park Golf Course, these hills are perfect for younger kids. Complete with a warming house and concessions.

Battle Creek Regional Park

75 Winthrop St. South
Saint Paul, MN 55119

Battle Creek Regional Park is a beautiful place to escape for some sledding.

The conditions are monitored and lighted until 9 p.m. when they are permitted, making it the perfect option for families looking to get some last-minute winter fun in. Sledding is at the West section of the park in the lot off Winthrop Street.

Buck Hill

15400 Buck Hill Road
Burnsville, MN 55306

Buck Hill Tubbing is a popular winter activity in the Twin Cities. If you are one of those who are looking for a great place to go sledding in Minnesota, Buck Hill is the place for you. A Rechargeable Handwarmer would be useful on this adventure!

It’s about a half-hour drive from Minneapolis or St. Paul depending, but it’s worth it to get away from Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The hill has a long slope with plenty of snow, making it an ideal spot for tubbing. Tubbing costs $12-29 depending on when you go. Check out their rates online for a discount.

Carver Park

7025 Victoria Drive
Victoria, MN 55386
Hours: Mon-Sun: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.

Grab your favorite sled and hit the slopes. Carver Park’s Lowery Nature Center has a large hill that provides an impressive site for sledding.

The sledding hill is right next to the parking lot. Sledding at hill is open from 10am to dusk and it is free. The hill is not too steep, so children will have a lot of fun playing on the hill.

Columbia Golf Course

330 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

People of all ages and abilities can enjoy snow sledding at the Columbia Golf Course. The hill is located right near the clubhouse and has an easy-to-hike slope, which makes it a great place for beginners.

The golf course is open to the public during winter (November 1st-March 10th) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Como Park Golf Course

Corner of N. Chelsea and W. Arlington Ave.
St. Paul, MN

This golf course turns into a sledder’s dream. It is right in Como Park. There are long hills, drops, and bowl-shaped slides, which means fun for all ages.

With so many hills, you’re bound to find one that fits your thrill level. Call for hours.

Elm Creek Park Reserve

12400 James Deane Parkway.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Hours: Mon-Sun: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

While it’s not traditional sledding, it’s in the same family. Instead of a sledding hill, it’s a tubing hill. What makes Elm Creek Park

Reserve unique is they have fresh trails and make their snow. In order to ride, children must be 4 years old or at least 36 inches. Equipment rental is available.

This location does charge for admission. It’s worth it just to have the tow rope back up.

Highland Park Community Center

1546 W Highland Pkwy
St Paul, MN 55116

The sledding hill at the community center is located on its west side. It has a steep slope with a quick run down to a fairly flat area for kids to play in when they tire of sliding down the hill.

Hyland Park

10145 Bush Lake Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55438
Hours: Mon-Sun: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.

Hyland Park is a vast park in the Three Rivers Park District system with lots of hills of different sizes. The best hill is near the big play area, commonly referred to as chutes and ladders. The restroom facilities are open during park hours.

Lake Minneswashta Regioanl Park

6900 Hazeltine Blvd.
Chanhassen, MN 55331

Lake Minnewashta is a hidden treasure in Chanhassen. Not only do they have great winter activities like snowshoeing and skiing, but they also have a few different hills.

One at their playground, and the other a quarter-mile further down the road. The hills are smaller, but seep enough to get some good speed.

The shorter size makes it easier for kids to get in multiple runs. When they get tired, they can enjoy the playgrounds.

Bring your Thermos as this park has no shelters for warmth. Fun things to do at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park

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McMurray Athletic Field

1155 Jessamine Ave. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55103

One of the most popular hills is at McMurray Athletic Field. You can find this hill on Como Ave just south of Rice Street near the intersection of Eustis Avenue.

This hill has a steep slope that both children and adults to enjoy sledding on.

South Valley Park

2810 70th St. (70th St. & Cahill)
Inver Grove Heights, MN

Once the snow arrives, this park is home to a large sledding hill. With this hill located in the cities, it becomes popular with the neighbors. Call for hours.

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Staring Lake

14800 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Hours: Mon–Fri: 4 p.m.–8 p.m.; Sat: 1p.m.–8 p.m.; Sun: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Call for Holiday Hours

This 700-foot hill opened during the winter months. There is a warming house, complete with restrooms. Bring your own plastic sled. Metal runners, skies, and snowboards are prohibited, no matter because the old fashion Disc Sled never disappoints. 

This is easily one of the longest hills I’ve been on. It can get intense for younger sledders, but there are spots further down the hill to start on. Reaching Top Speeds at Staring Lake Park Sledding Hill

Tamarack Nature Center

5287 Otter Lake Rd
White Bear Township, MN 55110

One great place to go sledding in the Twin Cities area is Discovery Hollow Nature Play Area in St Paul, MN. The hill by the restrooms provides a steep slope for an exciting ride!

Theodore Wirth Regional Park

1325 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Theodore Wirth Regional Park is the birthplace of organized cross-country skiing and skiing as a competitive sport in America. It is also home to one of some of the best sledding hills in Minnesota!

This hill is positioned at a slight angle, which allows for a fast and exhilarating ride down to the bottom for some exhilarating fun!

Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park

4191 Snail Lake Blvd.
Shoreview, MN 55126

The prairies and forests of Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park offer a variety of winter wonderlands.

One such winter wonderland is the Snail Lake section, which offers miles and miles of well-groomed trails for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. But my favorite reason for going to the park is the Sledding.

The perfect place to bring out those Inflatable flamingo and Unicorn Snow Tubes. The Sledding Hill is located north of the picnic pavilion in the Snail Lake section of the park.

Valley View Park

3401 Manor Drive
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Valley View Park is a perfect spot to enjoy sledding this winter, as it has a hill that offers fun for all ages. There are other parks in the Minneapolis area that also have hill areas for sledding, but Valley View Park is the best place to go if you’re looking for a safe and fun experience.

Waconia Sledding Hill

8170 Paradise Lane
Waconia, MN 55387
Hours: Mon-Sun: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.

An 80ft sledding hill complete with two runs. One that is smoother, perfect for those seeking speed and one that is a little more rugged. Bring your own sled and let the fun begin.

Whitetail Woods Sledding Hill

17100 Station Trail
Farmington, MN 55024

Near the playground at Whitetail Woods is a 70-foot hill. The park does a great job of separating out the sledding area and the walking path for those going back up. The park has a beautiful play area nearby for those needing a break and a fire ring.

10 of the Best Sledding Hills in the Twin Cities

Don’t Forget

Did you know that the MN State Parks have some great sledding hills too?

At all locations, call ahead to see if there is enough snow for the hills to be open. Most locations require that there is 2-8 inches of snowfall before they open the season.

For more ideas, A Minnesota Winter | 28 Things To Do in the Twin Cities or How to See The Frozen Falls of Minnehaha.

Did your favorite sledding hill not make the list? Don’t worry, there are tons more out there. These were just to get you started.

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