Prospectors Trail

Prospectors Trail

The Prospectors Trail system uses a combination of forest roads, wooded trails and county road rights-of-way to connect the communities of Ely, Babbitt, Embarrass, Tower and Soudan. The system also ties into the existing Lake County and Cook County ATV trail systems. The trail passes through many different forest types and ecosystems, from the classic North Woods landscape with pine, aspen and ledge outcrops to lowlands, bogs and wetlands. Wildlife is abundant. OHMs are not allowed on County Public Works roads. ORVs are only permitted on certain segments - refer to the map for details.

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Location

St. Louis, Lake County

Trailhead parking is available in the communities of Ely, Babbitt, Embarrass, Tower and Soudan.

Trail location map

Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)

OHM OHM -- NOTE: OHMs are not allowed on County Public Works roads

ORV ORV -- NOTE: ORVs are only permitted on certain segments, see map

vehicle definitions

When open

CLOSED

Normal season:
5/1 to 10/31

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Difficulty & trail length

easyeasiest

167 miles

difficulty definitions

Facilities

Tower

food food

restroom restroom

gas gas

lodging lodging

Babbitt

food food

restroom restroom

gas gas

lodging lodging

Ely

food food

restroom restroom

gas gas

lodging lodging

area attractions