There are a multitude of ATV and 4 wheeler trails in Minnesota. Most of these trails allow class 2 ATVs, which are between 900 to 1500 pounds.
The Rabey Line ATV Trail is located between Hill City and Jacobson. It follows the abandoned Hill City and Western Railroad pathways. The trail has exciting steep elevations in some areas, but also features enjoyable flat terrains as well. It passes through swampy areas and beautiful woodlands that run alongside the Mississippi River. From Hill city, the trail goes south east to Studhorse Lake then turns to the east and northeast directions toward the Washburn Lake. It then continues by crossing highway 200 towards Jacobson. There are wonderful campsites, parking and picnic areas but only around the Hill city and Jacobson areas, but please remember, there arenít any personal facilities along the trail itself.
Another great trial to discover is the Red Dot ATV Trail which is located in northeastern Minnesota and runs between the small cities of Beaver Bay and Silver Bay. You will enjoy a scenic ride in the Palisade Valley Recreation area of Tettegouche State Park. It offers great weekend riding adventures with camping amenities.
The Red Top ATV Trail is a curved trail starting from Redtop, Minnesota and passes through Cormel. It then heads south to Sink hole road and the Jones farm. It then splits into Birch Creek and South East runs and joins together again at the Clear cut road towards Sand hills and continues heads to the north of Redtop. The trail winds through a beautifully forested area, and provides something for all levels of riders. All the features make it an excellent destination for the whole family.
The Alborn-Pengilly trail follows an old abandoned railway line between the cities of Alborn and Pengilly. Normal operating seasons start around April 1st and continue through the end of November. It is an easy trail suitable for beginners and advanced riders alike. There are several food areas, restroom stops and gas stations on the trail close to the cities of Alborn, Pengilly and Silica. The trail is 40 miles length and is sure to awaken your inner explorer.
The Fort Ripley trail is one of the best ATV trails in Minnesota due to its challenging terrain and beautiful landscapes. It starts about 2 miles north of highway 371 from Little falls and also 1 mile south of Brainerd. The Trail continues south through Barrows and passes through Crow wing . It then extends further south into the section called Ripley connection and goes through the Crow Wing and Mud lake areas. The trail expertly skims along the Mississippi River and then arrives at Fort Ripley. If you wish to continue along the trail, it heads further south in an almost straight line through Camp Ripley Junction and then ends just two miles north of Little Falls. The Northern section of the trail is open between April 1st and November 30th every year while the southern section is open year round, even during winter. There are several campsites, picnic areas, parking and historical sites along the trail to discover at will. This is a great place to enjoy your ATV adventure.
There is yet another ATV trail awaiting the presence of your swiftly rolling tires. The Soo Line North ATV Trail is a staggering 148 miles long. It commences at the southern city of Moose lake, Minnesota and heads north-west. The forested trail passes through the cities of Lawler, McGregor and Palisade, from there it extends towards Remer and goes through Swatara and Shovel lake. Since the trail is so long, it continues northwest passing Boy River, Federal Dam and Bowstring State Forest and ends in the beautiful city of Cass lake. And while you are so close to Bemidji, go visit the original statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. It will definitely be worth your while and allow you to snap some pictures.
The Soo Line also features another exciting trail that heads south, and is characteristically called the Soo Line South ATV Trail. This trail extends 114 miles and begins in Saunders, Wisconsin and runs south west. It crosses the border to Minnesota and highway 23 then through Nemadji, and reaches Moose Lake at near highway 35. From there, it continues south west where you will reach Denham, McGrath, Isle, Onamia, Pierz, and finally Genola, MN where it ends the adventure. The routeís scenery is mainly woodlands and farmland, so enjoy the relaxing landscapes and have yourself a joyous time with family and friends. Make sure to explore the various Minnesota farm animals as you pass them by.
The South East ATV trail, aka, the Stockton Trail starts in Stockton and guides you north west towards Altura. This trails terrain includes flat farmland and a few excitingly steep and forested valleys. It also passes the Rollingstone Creek area while most of the trail runs through private property and pastures.
The last one I will mention is the Thistledew ATV Trail which is located at the George Washington State forest in Minnesota. It has two loops, the North loop and South loop respectively. In total the loops comprise more than 30 miles of ATV trails. The trails are open between April 1 and November 30. However, Snowmobiles are allowed during the winter season. During the spring, summer and fall, horseback riding is also allowed on these beautiful state park embedded trails.
So whatever trail you choose for your adventure, Minnesota has the best. Come visit us and bring your family and friends for an outing you wonít soon forget.
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