OHV Trail Detail

David Dill - Taconite State Trail (Ely to Purvis Area)

David Dill - Taconite State Trail (Ely to Purvis Area)

This 11-mile segment of the David Dill - Taconite State Trail connects Ely to the Purvis Lake trail shelter, as well as to the Prospectors Trail system. Class 1 and 2 ATV and off-highway motorcycle (OHM) riding is permitted along this entire trail segment. Users may encounter horseback riders, as well as 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. This trail is provided and maintained by Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails.

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St. Louis County

Parking available from Taconite at MN Hwy 73, north of County Rd 65

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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (Class II allowed)


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When open


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Difficulty & trail length


11 miles

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