Winter Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Riding

OHV riders in teh snow


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Trail Notice

As of Friday, February 26, warm temperatures have prompted the closure of ATV use on shared, groomed trails in the Nemadji and St. Croix state forests, including the Matthew Lourey State Trail. To preserve the trail base for everyone, ATV riders should stay off the multi-use groomed trail whenever the temperature is above 30 degrees. Check for trail closures at:

Updated February 26, 2021

Winter brings a whole new experience to OHV riding in Minnesota. A number of state and grant-in-aid OHV trails are open year-round, with exciting challenges you'll find only during winter.

Most groomed, signed snowmobile trails are closed to OHVs and highway-licensed vehicles (HLVs) beginning December 1. Please respect private property, and follow all signs.

Winter survival gear is strongly recommended. Use caution when riding in remote areas.