West of Brainerd, the Pillsbury State Forest has 25+ miles of snowmobile trails. The trails are rolling past ponds and lakes through stands of maple, oak and ash.
To reach the snowmobiling trailhead for Pillsbury State Forest from Brainerd, head northwest on CR77 for 10 miles. Turn southwest on Pillager Forest Road for 2 miles. The trailhead is on the west side of the road.
Overall, Pillsbury State Forest is the 18th most popular snowmobile trail of all 38 snowmobiling rides in Minnesota.