State Forest classification and trail route designation

In 2012, the DNR is starting a review of all state forest trail systems to identify measures to improve trail sustainability and enhance user experiences for both motorized and non-motorized uses.


In 2008, the DNR completed a forest-by-forest review of Minnesota State Forests to determine their appropriate classification with regard to Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use. Road and trail access was also evaluated for a variety of both motorized and non-motorized recreational activities. The results of this process are summarized below.

2008 Forest classification and trail route designation information

For more information about trail designation in state forests, contact:

Mary Straka
Division of Parks and Trails
tel. 218-203-4445
fax 218-833-8668
e-mail [email protected]