Nemadji State Forest OHV Trails

Nemadji State Forest OHV Trails

Riders can explore the trails that climb through Nemadji State Forest. The southern trails wind across gently rolling upland, moving to steep stream valleys in the northeast. Tight, wooded, technical OHM single-track trails challenge even the most experienced riders. Trail connections to the Matthew Lourey State Trail and the Gandy Dancer Trail offer additional riding opportunities. The Nemadji State Forest is classified as LIMITED. Trails are provided by Pine County and maintained by the Straight Arrow Enduro Riders motorcycle club and the Washington/Ramsey County Wheelers ATV club.

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Pine County

From Nickerson, go 1 mile NE on MN HWY 23. Turn onto Co. Rd. 146. Follow signs to Gafvert Day-use Area.

  • Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails
  • Moose Lake
  • 218-460-7020
Trail location map

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:
Year-round. View closing list for more details on CLOSED status.

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