Near Moose Lake, the Soo Line South ATV Trail is a 114 mile trail commencing at Saunders Jct., Wisconsin (near Superior). It runs in a southwesterly direction through Douglas Co., WI, and through Carlton, Pine, Aitkin, Mille Lacs, and Morrison Counties in MN, ending at the city of Genola. This trail is composed, in part, by the Northern Pine Riders ATV trail, a 14 mile section located in northwest Pine Co. The scenery consists of a mix of woods and farmland. The premier scenic spot is the trestle crossing the Kettle River. Overlook platforms are located near the middle of the trestle. Two other bridges over Birch Creek add to the scenic beauty of the trail. General Andrews State Forest, near the city of Willow River also provides some ATV use.
Directions & Parking - From Willow River: 1/4 mi. north on Co. Rd. 61, 3 mi. west on Co. Rd. 41, 2 mi. north on Co. Rd. 42, then 2.5 mi. west on Co. Rd. 52 to Denham trailhead. Parking is available in McGrath, Isle, the west side of Hwy. 25 in Genola and at the Soo Line Depot in Moose Lake.
Overall, Soo Line ATV Trail - South is the 12th most popular ATV riding trail of all 33 ATV trails in Minnesota.