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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.

New! Downloadable Garmin GPS data for OHV trails.

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Visitor Alert:

  • Groomed snowmobile trails, as signed, are closed starting Dec. 1 to off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and highway licensed vehicles (HLV's).
  • Groomed snowmobile trails rely on a partnership with permission from public and private landowners. Help keep those permissions by staying off marked trails open to only snowmobiles.