Northwest of Grand Rapids and Deer River, the Cut Foot Sioux Trail is a 22 mile loop open to horseback riding 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 horseback riding trailhead from Deer River, head north on SR46 for 19 miles to the Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center. Continue another 3.2 miles past the Visitor Center on SR46 and turn left on FS2171 for 2 miles to the NFS Cut Foot Horse Camp. From the camp, there are over 120 miles of trails accessible.
Overall, Cut Foot Sioux Trail is the 3rd most popular horse trail of all 12 horseback rides in Minnesota.