Soo Line North Trail: Aitkin County

Soo Line North Trail: Aitkin County

Following an abandoned railroad grade, the Soo Line North Trail is relatively flat with gentle, sweeping curves and travels through hardwood forests dotted with ponds. Many communities along the trail are ATV/OHM-friendly, allowing travel on posted roads within city limits. Riders will find connections to the Rabey Line Trail, Blind Lake Connector and Loop, the Hill City Trail and Lawler Loops.

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Northwoods ATV Trail offers over 200 miles of ATV trails.


Aitkin County

Parking and trail access in Shovel Lake, Swatara, Palisade, McGregor and Lawler.

  • Chris Johnson
  • Part of the Northwoods ATV Trail, Aitkin County.
  • 218-927-7364
  • [email protected]
Trail location map

Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)


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When open

OPEN - The section from Hwy 169 to Swatara remains temporarily closed. Watch for closed signs.

Normal season:
4/1 to 11/30

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Difficulty & trail length


48 miles

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