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. Trails are provided by Pine County and maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.




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Pine County

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

  • Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails
  • Moose Lake
  • 218-460-7020
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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)


When open

OPEN - ATV's are allowed on groomed trails within the State Forest only. GIA snowmobile trails are off limits. Trails must be signed open to that use. Please operate ATV's on groomed trails at temps 30 degrees and colder to protect the trail and make riding enjoyable for all.

Normal season:

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Difficulty & trail length


26 miles

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