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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ROAD CLOSURE MAP  This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Vehicles allowed

(class II allowed)



When open

OPEN - with the exception of 1/2 mile of the Spider McKinley Forest Road (SMFR) that is CLOSED due to logging activity. The closure is on the far southern end of the SMFR, starting just east of intersection #17 and running north approx. 1/2 mile. OHVs have other trails to detour around the closure, but highway license vehicles do not. Signs and maps are posted at kiosks, and entrance roads off of highways 2 & 64. SEE ROAD CLOSURE MAP ABOVE.

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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