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. 452 to parking.

  • Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails
  • Grand Rapids
  • 218-328-8982
Trail location map

Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)

vehicle definitions

When open

OPEN - Due to logging parts of the the trail will be closed between intersections 1 and 11 in the south east section. Watch for and abide by closure signs and as always ride with caution.

Normal season:
4/1 to 11/30

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Difficulty & trail length

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25 miles

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Facilities

Grand Rapids

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