Best Minnesota ATV Trails

Minnesota has 33 all terrain vehicle rides.

  September 17, 2018

Located in the US, the ATV trails in Minnesota offers over thirty ATV trail routes from which to choose. The best Minnesota ATV trails based on popularity are considered to be Southeast ATV Trail, Iron Range OHV Recreation Area, Fort Ripley Trail, Elm Creek ATV Trail, and Red Top ATV Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Minnesota ATV trails trail below.

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Minnesota ATV Trails Resources

FEATURED:  Iron Range OHV Recreation Area


  June 30, 2016

Southeast Gilbert in northeast Minnesota, the 1,200 acre Iron Range OHV Recreation Area has routes open to ATV riding. About half of the site is mineland, including inactive iron ore pits, ore stockpiles and tailings basins. This area was mined until 1981. The landscape has been dramatically altered by the extraction of iron ore, creating sizeable lakes, ore stockpiles, overburden piles, tailings basins and impoundments. Much of the mined area has revegetated naturally. The northern portion of the site will contain the majority of proposed OHV activity.

FEATURED:  Fort Ripley Trail


  August 16, 2016

Southwest of Brainerd near Little Falls, the Fort Ripley Trail and Ripley Trail Connection is a 22.9 mile ATV trail located in Crow Wing County. The trail lies just a few miles southwest of the city of Brainerd. The Ripley Trail is surrounded by scenic pine and oak trees.

FEATURED:  Alborn / Pengilly ATV Trail

  Grand Rapids, Minnesota

  August 6, 2016

Northeast of Grand Rapids in St Louis and Itasca Counties near Pengilly, the Alborn / Pengilly ATV Trail is a 42 mile route along an old railroad grade. The route runs from Alborn to Pengilly. The trail has been developed and maintained by the Range Riders ATV Club.

FEATURED:  Blue Ox ATV Trail


  July 3, 2016

In the Pine Island State Forest of Koochiching County, the Blue Ox ATV Trail is a 64 mile route. The Blue Ox ATV trail uses an abandoned railroad grade with a narrow top, and, in many places, the trail is only slightly above the surrounding ground level. Traversing vast stretches of black spruce swamps and upland aspen stands, the trail provides a scenic ride any season of the year.

FEATURED:  Forest Riders ATV Trail


  August 19, 2016

Northwest of Park Rapids in the Two Inlets State Forest, the Forest Riders ATV Trail is a 50 mile route open to ATV riding. The trail system is maintained by the Forest Riders ATV Club.

FEATURED:  Moose River Trail

  Grand Rapids, Minnesota

  July 27, 2016

Southwest of Grand Rapids near Remer in Land O Lakes State Forest, the Moose River Trail system has 25 miles open to ATV riding. The system consists of 4 loops.

FEATURED:  Agassiz Recreation Trails


  July 28, 2016

Near Fertile, the Agassiz Recreation Trail is a 32 mile multiple use trail along an old railroad grade generally parallel to SR32. The southern end of the trail is in Ulen and the northern end is in Fertile. The route passes through the towns of Syre, Twin Valley and Gary. It runs through grass praires and mixed forests, with an occasional bear or moose.

FEATURED:  Appleton OHV Park

  Minneapolis, Minnesota

  August 20, 2016

West of Minneapolis and east of Appleton in Swift County, the Appleton Area Recreation Park has 9 miles of trails open to ATV riding. The trail system has something for everyone from beginner to expert.

FEATURED:  Thistledew ATV Trail

  Duluth, Minnesota

  August 1, 2016

Northwest of Duluth near Nashwauk in the George Washington State Forest, the Thistledew ATV Trail consists of approximate 30 miles of trail riding located in the heart of the George Washington State Forest. ATV trails wind through scenic Norway and white pine, with birding and wildlife viewing opportunities.