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 following two CLOSURES: 1. The west side of the Wren Loop from the Ben Draper Road south to the intersection of the Wren Loop and "A" Trail of the Emily-Outing Trail. 2. The south end of the Plantation Loop from between MMR 1604 and the west side of the Wren Lake Loop. The north portion of MMR 1604 (the west side of the plantation loop) is open, but has logging activity; watch for signs and use caution. Water on much of the trail system due to recent heavy rains use caution. Logging activity is also taking place adjacent to the Pikus Forest Road, near the junction with the Cedar Lake Loop, watch for logging trucks and use caution on the Pikus FR.

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Difficulty & trail length


29 miles

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