Hill City Trail

Hill City Trail

A challenging ride, with steep climbs and turns, the trail winds through the hardwood forest near Quadna Mountain. Stop along the Willow River for a must-see view from the bridge. Parking and picnic areas are located off the trail. Trails are provided by Aitkin County and local ATV Clubs.

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Aitkin County

Parking is available in Hill City and Swatara.

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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)


When open

CLOSED TEMPORARILY - Due to very heavy rains the trail is temporarily closed. There are multiple washouts that the club is working to repair. Some of the larger ones are behind Quadna Mountain and just north of the floating boardwalk by the Willow River. As soon as the trails have dried out enough that riding on the trail will not cause damage to the trail bed they will be reopened.

Normal season:
5/15 to 10/31

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16 miles

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