St. Croix State Forest Trails

St. Croix State Forest Trails

Located along the Wisconsin border, this 26-mile trail offers a scenic ride through heavily wooded forest. There's easy access to the Gandy Dancer Trail, allowing for even more riding miles. The St. Croix State Forest is classified as LIMITED. Kiosk with emergency information can be found at the parking lot at the Grace Lake-Tamarack intersection. These trails are provided by Pine County and maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Winter Use: Forest OHV open to winter ATV riding, including groomed snowmobile trails for shared snowmobile and ATV use as mapped and signed. The Matthew Lourey State Trail (MLST) within the forest is open to ATVs in winter from Pine County Road 173 in St. Croix State Forest north. ATVs are asked to stay off the groomed snowmobile trail if the temperature is above 30 degrees. There are no plowed parking lots.

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Pine County

From Hinckley, go east on Hwy. 48, then north on Co. Rd. 173 to Tamarack Forest Rd.

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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)


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When open

OPEN. Heavy localized rain, please watch for overland flooding. Flood waters are never safe to go in.

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Difficulty & trail length


26 miles

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