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.

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Cass County

From Outing, go 7 miles north on Hwy. 6, then .75 miles east on Ben Draper Forest Rd.

  • Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails
  • 218-308-2367
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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)

When open

OPEN, with the exception of the trail at the south end of the Plantation Loop, between MMR 1604 and the west side of the Wren Lake Loop. This segment is signed CLOSED. The Ben Draper Forest Road is CLOSED to highway licensed vehicles east of the junction with MMR 0169, but the entire length of the road is OPEN to OHVs.

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Difficulty & trail length


29 miles

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