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Ski Trail Info                             Snowmobile Trail Info


Cross-Country Ski Trail Conditions

The Aitkin County Land Department maintains three groomed cross country ski trails; the No Achen/Tank Trail located near the City of Aitkin, the Long Lake Conservation Center Trail near Palisade, and the Vispo Ski Trail near Glen.

2018-2019 Ski Trail Conditions/Grooming

NO ACHEN/TANK TRAILS (Aitkin): 3/14/2019: No Longer GroomingSki trail in Aitkin Co.

Groomed for classic and skate skiing.

MN DNR Ski Pass IS needed on this trail.

Please note: The No Achen trail goes across private land. Please respect the landowners rights and stay on the trail. Follow the signs.

Achen/Tank topo map 

Achen/Tank aerial map

LONG LAKE CONSERVATION CENTER (Palisade): 3/14/2019: No Longer Grooming

Groomed for classic cross-county skiing only.

MN DNR Ski Pass IS needed on this trail.

Long Lake topo map

Long Lake aerial map

VISPO (Glen): 3/14/2019: No Longer Grooming

Groomed for classic and skate skiing.

Groomed sledding hill also.

MN DNR Ski Pass IS NOT needed on this trail.

Vispo topo map

Vispo aerial map


Snowmobile Trail Conditions

2/27/2019; After the past snow fall over the weekend of Feb 23rd-24th Snowmobile clubs of Aitkin County have now started to groomed trails after the winds have subsided and left trail with large drifting. Due to the drifting, trails are taking a little longer to groom this time around, however they will be ready for the weekend of March 1st-March 4th. With the excellent snow base this years trails are in great shape.

Thanks for Riding!

Aitkin County has over 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

County Map of Snowmobile Trails

Snowmobilers in Aitkin CountySnowmobile maps of these trails are available through Aitkin County tourism at 1-800-526-8342.


Many of our trails go across private land. The easements are December 1st to March 31st ONLY and ONLY for snowmobiling (not ATVs). It is through the generosity of other people that we have the snowmobile trails that we have. It only takes one person to ride through someone's field for the landowner to decide not to allow the trail to go across their land anymore, leading to a closed segment of trail. PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAILS!


We have several volunteer snowmobile clubs in Aitkin County. Below are the contacts for the clubs. Please consider volunteering with a club to help maintain the trails.


Club Contacts:

Hill City - Haypoint Jackpine Savages - Dan Kingsley 218-245-9427
McGregor/Tamarack - Tamarack Sno-Flyers - Wayne Bobendrier 218-820-5992
Palisade - Palisade SuperSledders - Nancy Havilla 612-345-1075
McGrath/Finlayson - Giese SnoCruisers - Joe Kohlgraf 612-390-8217
Mille Lacs Area Trails - Darrell Kelly 320-684-2325
Aitkin - Aitkin Sno-Drifters - Tim Anderson 612-554-3314