Blue Ox Trail
Located in northern Minnesota, the 74-mile Blue Ox Trail follows an abandoned railroad grade and provides an easy and relatively straight ride. Traveling through stretches of black spruce, swamps and upland aspen stands, the trail provides a scenic ride any season of the year. Ideal for viewing wildlife, remember to watch for beavers, eagles, moose, wolves and bobcats. This trail is provided by Koochiching County and maintained by the Northome Ridge Riders.
Notes: Follow the detour signs along Highway 71 near the Bigfork River in Big Falls. The trail is closed from Highway 6 to County Road 31. The trail begins and ends on the north and south edge of the City of Littlefork. The City permits ATV travel through town.
Not a resident of Minnesota? Don't forget your trail pass.Trail contacts:
The start of the trail to Funkley: Timber Riders ATV/Tim Foss: 320-296-2266.
Funkley to Big Falls: Northome Ridge Runners/Jack White: 218-897-5764. Note: At Big Falls, near the Bigfork River, the trail is closed from Highway 6 to County Road 31. Follow the detour signs along Highway 71.
Big Falls to south of Littlefork: MN DNR Parks & Trails/Grand Rapids: 218-328-8982. Note: Littlefork permits ATV travel through town.
North of Littlefork to International Falls: MN DNR Parks & Trails/Tower: 218-300-7841
Parking is available in Big Falls at the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Hwy. 71. Additional parking is available in Northome at the intersection of Hwy. 46 and Hwy. 71.
- See contact by trail section.
ATV (class II allowed)
OHM OHMs not allowed on trail south of Funkley and on County Road rights-of-way.
Trail is closed for the season.
Funkley north: 4/1-11/30, Funkley south: 5/1-11/1
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