Minnesota ATV Trails
Get Ready to Ride the Trails
Tentative Opening Trail Dates:
April 1 – Soo Line, Rabey, Alborn
May 2nd – Chippewa National Forest Roads
May 15th – Blandin, Little Moose, Northwoods, County Rd 262 & 253 Corridor and Thistledew
Under Construction – Not Open Yet – Bigfork
The Itasca County area offers thousands of acres of federal, state, county and industrial forest land that are open to off-highway vehicle riding, but very few designated trails exist. Forest or logging roads are an excellent choice for ATV/OHV use. Each municipality or level of government has a different management plan that governs off-highway vehicle use on their lands. Please check with those governing bodies and know the rules for the type of land you are riding on. Not all classifications of forest roads are open to traffic so be sure to know the rules before you travel.
Most snowmobile trails are not designated for ATV or other off-highway vehicle use. Many snowmobile trails cross private property under a conditional use easement that is specific to winter travel, other snowmobile trails cross swampland that is not designated for ATV or off-highway vehicle use.
A sincere effort is being made to develop a comprehensive map of off-road riding opportunities and create more designated trails.Check out the Itasca County ATV/OHV resource featuring 7 maps with trails and lodging locations! This map includes:
- Grand Rapids Area Lodging
- Edge of the Wilderness Lodging Association
- Alvwood Squaw Lake ATV/OHV Trail System
- and more