Matthew Lourey State Trail OHV

Matthew Lourey State Trail OHV

This page is specifically for off-highway vehicle uses of the Matthew Lourey State Trail. Portions of the trail are open to seasonal ATV and OHM use. These segments occur where the trail coincides with other trails designated for motorized use, including approximately 11 miles in the Nemadji and 5 miles in the St. Croix State Forest. The trail features rolling terrain with occasional hills. This trail is provided and maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Off-highway vehicle riders may encounter horseback riders, mountain bikers, hikers and backpackers. All users must yield to horses. Motorized users should stay to the right side of the trail except when safely passing other users.

Kiosks with emergency information can be found at the Gafvert Campground and the parking lot at the Grace Lake-Tamarack intersection.

From Nickerson, go north on Delong Rd. for 0.6 miles. Continue onto Co. Rd. 146 for 1.3 miles to Net Lake Forest Rd. Go south for 1.6 miles to Gafvert Campground and Day-use Area turn-off. From Cloverdale, take Co. Rd. 48 east for 14 miles. Turn north onto Co. Rd. 173 and travel for 1.5 miles to parking area. In St. Croix State Forest at Tamarack Forest Road, at County Road 173 and across the MN/WI border in Danbury, WI.

Winter Use: Trail open to ATV use from Harlis Road in the Nemadji State Forest to County Road 173 in the St. Croix State Forest. There is no winter OHV use of the MLST in the Chengwatana State Forest. Other trails and roads in the Nemadji, St. Croix and Chengwatana state forests are open to OHMs, ORVs and ATVs as mapped and signed. Groomed sections are shared with snowmobiles. ATVs are asked to stay off the groomed trails when the temperature is above 30 degrees. This helps us keep trails sustainable and increases safety for everyone, including our trail groomers.

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Vehicles allowed

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When open

OPEN. Trails and roads are soft with recent rains please ride with respect to not damage the trails and roads

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53 miles

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