West of Grand Rapids near Moose Lake, the Soo Line North ATV Trail is a 148 mile trail running along an old railroad grade through Carlton, Aitkin and Cass Counties. The trail consists of three main sections: from Moose Lake to Lawler, from Lawler to Shovel Lake, from Shovel Lake to Cass Lake. The portion from Shovel Lake to Cass Lake is mostly forested with several large bogs. Portions of the trail run through Savanna State Forest, Bowstring State Forest, and Chippewa National Forest.
A popular trailhead is in Moose Lake, about 0.75 miles southwest of the Soo Line Depot.
Overall, Soo Line ATV Trail - North is the 9th most popular ATV riding trail of all 33 ATV trails in Minnesota.