Wild Country Trail

Wild Country Trail

This 30-mile ride starts at the Lake Country Demonstration Forest then travels along forest roads and trails including the historic Alger Grade Logging Railroad bed. The trail connects to Lake County gravel roads open to ATV use as well as the Moose Walk and Red Dot ATV Trails. This trail also includes 7 miles of the CJ Ramstad/North Shore State Trail authorized for motorized use. Scenic bogs, rock outcrops, streams, rivers and Lake Superior overlooks occur along the trail as it travels the North Shore Highlands near Finland, Beaver Bay and Silver Bay. This trail is provided by Lake County and maintained by the Wild Country ATV Club.

From Two Harbors travel north on Hwy 2 for approximately 9 miles, turn right on the Alger Grade, the parking lot is 200 feet ahead on the south side of the road.
From Two Harbors travel north on Hwy 2 for 3 miles, left onto Hwy 12 travel 3 miles, turn right onto Moen Road which becomes Drummond Roadand contunue to Britton Pit Road, turn right and travel approximately .75 of a mile to the gravel parking area.
From Silver Bay travel west on Forest Hwy 11 for 7 miles, parking lot is on the north side of the road.

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Lake County

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  • Wild Country ATV Club
  • Mike Brandt
  • 218-391-7246
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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (Class I and II allowed)

OHM OHM allowed between the Demonstration Forest to Beaver Crossing, (Hwy 3).

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When open

Open, but use caution between Highway 3 and Forest Highway 11. Go slow, there is water on the trail and culverts are popped up.

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Difficulty & trail length



30 miles

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Two Harbors

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