Northwest of Grand Rapids and Deer River, the Cut Foot Sioux Trail is a 22 mile loop open to mountain biking along the Cut Foot Sioux Lake rolling through hardwood and large pine forests. The route connects with the Simpson Creek Trail which is a 13 mile route through large red pines. Both routes have eagles, osprey and loons.
To reach the Cut Foot Sioux Trail mountain biking trailhead from Deer River, head north on SR46 for 19 miles to the Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center.
Overall, Cut Foot Sioux Trail is the 10th most popular mountain bike trail of all 31 mountain biking rides in Minnesota.