Moose River Trail

Moose River Trail

Located in the Land O' Lakes State Forest, the Moose River Trail follows gently-rolling terrain through dense woods and around small lakes and ponds. Much of the trail originated from past logging roads and provides a smooth, relatively flat ride, ideal for both novice and experienced riders. This scenic area is the start of the great pine forests of Northern Minnesota. The trail is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Winter Use: Trails are open in winter for ATV use. There is no grooming or plowing at this site.

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Cass County

Parking lot from Outing, go 7 miles north on Hwy. 6, then .75 miles east on Ben Draper Forest Rd. Trail access available from the Emily-Outing Trail.

  • Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails
  • 218-308-2372
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ATV ATV (class II allowed)

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When open


Normal season:
Year-round (Except Firearms Deer Season)

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27 miles

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