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. Note: The trail begins and ends on the north and south edge of the City of Littlefork. The City permits ATV travel through town. The trail is provided by Koochiching County. The FIRST section, from Tenstrike to Funkley, is maintained by the MN DNR Parks & Trails office out of Bemidji (218-308-2372). The SECOND section, from Funkley to Big Falls, is maintained by Northome Ridge Runners (Jack White 218-897-5764). The THIRD section, from Big Falls to the south side of Little Fork, is maintained by the MN DNR Parks & Trails office out of Grand Rapids (218-328-8982). As noted above, there is no trail through the city of Little Fork but the city does permit ATV travel through town. The FOURTH section, from the north side of Little Fork to International Falls is maintained by the MN DNR Parks & Trails office out of Tower (218-300-7841).
Parking and trail access in Big Falls and Northome.
- See contact number by trail section.