The Thistledew Trails are a 25-mile system consisting of a north and south loop located within George Washington State Forest. The trail passes through rolling hills of mature pine and aspen forest. Both loops are managed for ATV and horseback riding, so please watch for other riders.
Not a resident of Minnesota? Don't forget your trail pass.
From Nashwauk, go north on Hwy. 65 for 32 miles, then left on Hwy. 1 for 3.6 miles. Continue north on Co. Rd. 542 to parking.
- Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails
- Grand Rapids
ATV (class II allowed)
OPEN – Trail is closed from intersection 5 northeast to the first intersection with County Road 542. Watch for closure signs and ride with caution.
4/1 to 11/30
Difficulty & trail length