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OHV riding in Minnesota

• Off-highway vehicles (OHVs) include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) and off-road vehicles (ORVs), such as 4x4s.

Safety training is recommended for everyone that operates an OHV. It is required for ATV riders born after July 1, 1987 and OHM riders under the age of 16.

• All non-residents must purchase a non-resident ATV pass or non-resident ORV pass to ride on state or grant-in-aid trails.

• OHVs are generally permitted on state forest roads and trails in accordance with state forest motor vehicle use classifications and regulations.

New! Downloadable Garmin GPS data for OHV trails.

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Visitor Alert:

  • State Forest visitors: USE CAUTION when traveling in forests in the central and east central part of the state. Due to heavy storms September 4, roads and trails may be blocked by downed trees. Closures are still being determined. Individual road and trail conditions will be updated as we receive information.