Spider Lake Trails

Spider Lake Trails


Cass County

Trail location map Parking and trail access 12 miles west of Pine River to south on Spider McKinley Forest Rd.

Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails

The Spider Lake Trails travel 29 miles throughout Foot Hills State Forest. From smooth and sandy to rough and rocky, the trails provide a challenging ride as they curve around lakes and ponds, follow ridges, and traverse several hills and slopes throughout the forest. Trails are open year-round, except on groomed, signed snowmobile trails.

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Vehicles allowed

(class II allowed)



When open

OPEN, but use CAUTION due to pre-existing washouts and downed trees as a result of Thursday morning's storm. Some trails may be impassable. Spider McKinley Forest Road is posted CLOSED to all traffic from just north of intersection #247, south to intersection #17 due to torrential rains received last weekend. This road closure will result in reduced camping locations, and the inability to access some trails and loops. Vehicles and trailers will not be able to access the north parking lot.

Normal season:
Year-round (except on groomed, signed snowmobile trails)

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Difficulty & trail length


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29 miles

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