Little Moose Trail

Little Moose Trail

This 18-mile trail in eastern Itasca County follows trails within the George Washington State Forest. Forested areas vary from densely wooded to harvested pine that open to wide views of the surrounding landscape. The trail travels by Hartley, Scooty and Wolf lakes and crosses the west fork of the Prairie River. The trail is provided by Itasca County and maintained by the Balsam Trail Blazers.

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Itasca County

From Nashwauk, go 18.5 miles north on Hwy. 65. Parking is west of highway.

  • Art Daly
  • 218-245-3209
Trail location map

Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)


When open

OPEN - Ride with caution. The northern section of the trail, from the parking lot on Hwy 65 to past mile marker 3, is temporarily closed. The club is working on fixing this section. Watch for closure signs and turn around at the lumber landing between mile marker 4 and mile marker 3. Check back for more information on when this will be reopening.

Normal season:
5/15 to 11/1

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Difficulty & trail length


18 miles

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