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. These trails are provided by the City of Ely and maintained by the Prospectors ATV Trail Alliance.
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St. Louis, Lake County
Trailhead parking is available in the communities of Ely, Babbitt, Embarrass, Tower and Soudan.
- Prospectors ATV Trail Alliance
- Ron Potter
- [email protected]
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
Trail is closed for the season.
Difficulty & trail length