Spider Lake Trails

Spider Lake Trails

The Spider Lake Trails travel 29 miles throughout Foot Hills State Forest. From smooth and sandy to rough and rocky, the trails provide a challenging ride as they curve around lakes and ponds, follow ridges, and traverse several hills and slopes throughout the forest. Trails are open year-round, except on groomed, signed snowmobile trails.

Winter Use: Forest OHV trails allow winter OHV use, with the exception of Snowway 1 between December 1st and March 31st. OHVs may cross Snowway 1 at 90 degree angle to cross to other side.

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Cass County

Parking and trail access 12 miles west of Pine River to south on Spider McKinley Forest Rd.

  • Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails
  • Bemidji
  • 218-308-2372
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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)



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When open

Open, The Spider-McKinley forest road has been plowed, there is a limited amount of parking spots along it. The main parking lot has not been plowed and is not accessible. Some trails have not been cleared, expect downed trees and a lot of snow. Snoway 1 is groomed and closed to all motorized vehicles other than snowmobiles.

Normal season:
Year-round-Except during March-May(when conditions are wet), Firearms Deer Season or on groomed snowmobile trails

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