Gandy Dancer Trail
This 30-mile trail along an abandoned railroad grade begins in Danbury, Wis., and travels north through Minnesota before looping back east. Connections to OHV trails in the St. Croix and Nemadji state forests, along with a wide variety of landscapes and terrain, make this trail a popular destination. Camping is available in both the St. Croix and Nemadji State Forests. The Gandy Dancer Trail is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Resources.
Winter Use: The trail is groomed and is shared with snowmobile, connecting to the other groomed trails open to snowmobile and ATV use in MN and WI. OHVs are asked to stay off the trail if the temperature is above 30 degrees.
Not a resident of Minnesota? Don't forget your trail pass.
Parking and trail access east of Nickerson, outside Kingsdale or within the St. Croix State Forest.
- Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails
ATV (class II allowed)
OPEN Gandy Dancer is shut down from Oman's Road to Rutabaga Road due to washouts. Watch out for summer logging activity. MN law requires headlights on when riding
Difficulty & trail length