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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St. Louis, Lake County
Trailhead parking is available in the communities of Ely, Babbitt, Embarrass, Tower and Soudan.
- Ron Potter
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ATV (class II allowed)
OHM -- NOTE: OHMs are not allowed on County Public Works roads
ORV -- NOTE: ORVs are only permitted on certain segments, see map
All trail sections of the Prospectors Trail are open. Some small washouts remain to be fixed, so use extra caution while riding.
5/1 to 10/31
Difficulty & trail length