Minnesota State Forest Trail and Management Revisions

photo: A single person on the hiking trail in the fallThe DNR is considering a number of measures to improve trail sustainability and enhance user experiences for both motorized and non-motorized uses including:

  • Adding new trails
  • Adding trail connections
  • Changing allowable trail uses
  • Designating areas where motor vehicle use is restricted during trapping and hunting seasons
  • Closing unsustainable trails

The trail system changes will not include changing forest-wide limited, managed, or closed motorized classifications.

Project Description pdf 384 KB

Completed State Forests

Chengwatana State Forest

General C.C. Andrews State Forest

Nemadji State Forest

  • At-a-glance overview pdf 118 KB
  • Exhibit A pdf 872 KB (showing undesignated OHV trails, new hunter walking trails, and areas with limitations on OHV use)
  • Exhibit B pdf 779 KB (showing new trail designations)

St. Croix State Forest

More information

For more information about trail designation in state forests, contact:

Mary Straka
Division of Parks and Trails
tel. 218-203-4445
fax 218-833-8668
e-mail mary.straka@state.mn.us