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ATVing in Aitkin County

All of the ATV trails including the Axtell technical area are closed. The North and South Soo Lines are open for ATV riding unless snowmobile grooming starts. Our ATV trails will open for recreational riding again as of May 15, 2017. Hope you had fun riding this year.Image of an ATV vehicle

Stay at our campgrounds and start out right from your campsite. You can stay at Jacobson, Berglund and Snake River campgrounds to ride the trails from your campsite. Reservations are available by clicking the button below.

Make A Reservation
at the Campground

Spring, summer and fall, you will find a favorite area to ride depending on what you are looking for. We have wooded trails, 'straight - get to my spot' trails, trails that are easy and trails that add more challenge. Hope you enjoy our trails.

NOTICE:     Soo Line riders

If you Google Earth - you can have fun with this. Our ATV trail system is overlaid on Google Earth. Take a virtual tour of our trails via the computer. You can also download the file to your GPS.

Download GPS trail routes here:


Right click and 'save target as' to a folder on your computer, then run the file from that folder.

Northwoods ATV Trail.kmz

Right click and 'save target as' to a folder on your computer, then run the file from that folder.

Click here for overall map with some pictures of the trails. Our maps have been updated on the web, please make sure you hit refresh on your server to see the newest maps.

Each individual trail has a map attached that will show you the individual trail or click on the Northwoods Regional ATV trail for an overall map.

Northwoods ATV Logo Sign
Northwoods Regional
ATV Trail
click here for an interactive map
or on the individual segments
for a map of that area


Red Top Trail -
McGrath area

    Open May 15th to October 31st
Solana Forest Loop -
McGrath area
 May 15th to October 31st of each year.
Lawler Loop -
Lawler area

Open May 15th to October 31st

Blind Lake Trail and connector -
Aitkin area
Open May 15th to October 31st.
Moose River Trail
Connector off of Soo Line in Aitkin County
Managed by Cass County
Hill City Connector trail -
Hill City area

Open May 15th to October 31st

Axtell Technical Area Open May 15th thru October 31st - hours of operation are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Violation of these hours and periods of time may result in closure of this fun riding area.
North Soo Line -
Shovel Lake to Lawler
Open April 1st to November 30th
South Soo Line -
East of Isle to West of Moose Lake
Open April 1st to November 30th

Rabey Line Trail -
Jacobson to Hill City

Open May 15th to October 31st