Thistledew Trails

Thistledew Trails

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.

 

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Location

Itasca County

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
  • 218-328-8980
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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)Be Advised. Some sections are narrow for larger class II machines.

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When open

CLOSED - this trail remains closed at this time as the snow melts, ground thaws, and trail bed dries up. To avoid damage to the trail it will remain closed. Check back later in the spring for opening information.

Normal season:
4/1 to 10/31

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Difficulty & trail length

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25 miles

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Facilities

Grand Rapids

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