Gandy Dancer Trail

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 by ATVs and snowmobile, connecting to the other groomed trails open to snowmobile and ATV use in MN and WI. ATVs are asked to stay off the trail if the temperature is above 30 degrees. Once Grooming starts, the trails is closed to ORVs.

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Pine County

Parking and trail access east of Nickerson, outside Kingsdale or within the St. Croix State Forest.

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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)



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When open

OPEN Watch for downed trees, due to the blowdown back in December.

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Difficulty & trail length


30 miles

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Danbury, WI

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