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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 trail 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.

• Find 54 state and GIA trails for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) and off-road vehicles (ORVs) provided by ATV, OHM or ORV club volunteers and the MN DNR as well as miles of state forest riding opportunities.

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Visitor Alert:

  • ATV riders can explore Minnesota trails for free on June 5 - 7
    Minnesotans with all-terrain vehicles registered for private or agricultural use won’t need to pay the additional registration fee ($53.50 for three years) to ride the state’s public ATV trails. Out-of-state riders can explore Minnesota ATV trails that weekend as well, without the need for a nonresident trail pass ($21 annually). This is the second year that Minnesota is providing ATV riders with free access to more than 3,000 miles of state forest and grant-in-aid (GIA) trails during "No Registration Weekend."
  • Always check trail/road closures for what’s open to ride. Temporary closures may happen due to weather or special events. Logging and road work may temporarily affect some trails/roads too.