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. These trails are provided and maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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) Be advised: some sections are narrow for larger class II machines.
Difficulty & trail length