Riders Can Explore Minnesota ATV Trails For Free June 7-9
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking to get you out on the ATV trails the weekend of June 7-9, so they're offering a money saving deal.
According to the DNR, Minnesotans with an all-terrain vehicle registered for private or agricultural use won’t need to pay the additional registration fee, which is $53.50 for three years, to ride the state’s public ATV trails during that weekend.
Out-of-state riders can explore Minnesota ATV trails that weekend as well, without the need for a nonresident trail pass, which costs $21 annually.
Get your ATV's out and explore more than 3,000 miles of state forest and grant-in-aid trails, including:
- The Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) State Recreation Area. This 1,200-acre OHV park in Gilbert has 36 miles of scenic trails for riders of all abilities.
- The 100-mile trail system in Nemadji State Forest in Pine County, which connects to the Matthew Lourey State Trail and the Gandy Dancer Trail for more riding opportunities. Gafvert Campground offers first-come, first-served camping.
- The 29-mile Spider Lake trail system in Foot Hills State Forest, Cass County, where riders will curve around lakes and ponds, go up and down a variety of hills, and view overlooks from the ridges throughout the forest.
- The 200-mile Northwoods Regional Trail System in Aitkin and Itasca counties, where riders will use the Soo Line Trail to connect to great communities and trail loops.
The DNR also reminds everyone to put safety first when out on the trails. Safety training is recommended for everyone who operates an ATV. It is required for ATV riders born after July 1, 1987. Anyone under age 18 must wear a DOT certified helmet while driving or riding an ATV.
Kids 16 and under must fit the ATV they are operating and be able to properly reach and control the handlebars and reach the foot pegs while sitting upright on the ATV.
Follow the link below for details on Minnesota ATV trails including trail maps, updates on trail conditions, Youth ATV Safety training, full OHV regulations and more.