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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.

2019-2020 Ski Trail Conditions/Grooming

1/31/20; After a week of more work to the snowcat, we have been able to freshen up the No-Achen trail system. The Track Setter is now working great and the trail base is looking the best it has yet this year. Vispo and Long Lake will be Groomed on Monday (2/3/2020) when we resume our regular hours.

NO ACHEN/TANK TRAILS (Aitkin): 1/31/2020: GroomedSki trail in Aitkin Co.

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): 1/24/2020: Groomed

MN DNR Ski Pass IS needed on this trail.

Long Lake topo map

Long Lake aerial map

VISPO (Glen): 1/23/2020: Groomed

MN DNR Ski Pass IS NOT needed on this trail.

Vispo topo map

Vispo aerial map


Snowmobile Trail Conditions

1/31/2020; After receiving word from all of the local clubs. The trails are all opened up and all in Excellent shape. Work was being conducted in some swamps where water flowing across the trail was happening. At this point and time the groomers will be continually working on updating signage and other facilities along the trail system along with grooming. Here at Aitkin County and the Snowmobile Clubs of Aitkin wish you all great safe riding.

Thanks for Choosing Aitkin County for riding!

Thanks for Riding Aitkin County Trails!



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 320-515-1878
Mille Lacs Area Trails - Darrell Kelly 320-684-2325
Aitkin - Aitkin Sno-Drifters - Tim Anderson 612-554-3314