Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area

Trail conditions:

ALL - We are open, but not fully staffed. There is an Accessible porta-potty across from the contact station. Trucks and trailers should find public parking in Gilbert; the onsite parking area is not fully accessible as there is still a very packed down, groomed, club snowmobile trail running through the middle of the parking lot. Please stay off the snowbanks and open areas around the training center, shop building, and contact station, hazards such as well heads, sewer access risers and control panels, guard rails, and miscellaneous equipment are still hiding under the snow. Expect the trails and hilly areas to be more challenging and slippery; use extra caution and safety procedures. As the snow melts, and the ground softens please do not rut up the trails or parking areas. Trails prone to washouts such as Hug the Bank will be soft too, please do not damage them before they have a chance to firm up. Winter storms and high winds may have caused downed trees and limbs to be on the trails. Please be prepared and travel at your own risk. Watch for oncoming traffic and stay to the right when riding the trails. -*:-:*- SNOWMOBILES - snowmobile trail gates are open. Clubs and area trail crews will be starting to discontinue the grooming operations on the trails leading in and out of the Iron Range Off-highway Vehicle State Recreation Area. Conditions continue to be fair, but use caution and remain alert for changing conditions, downed trees, icy corners, slippery intersections, and other hazards. -*:-:*- ORV, OHM, ATV - Please stay off the groomed portion of the snowmobile trail a little while longer, this includes Skull Road. If you are going to be using the other designated trails, please come in the main entrance and take the plowed road over the train bridge. With this much, deep snow still on the ground and the drifts from winter storms, off-roading takes a bigger tire (or track) and more clearance right now; the trail system is not groomed or plowed. It is like back country type riding out there.

Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 1-5"
Trail mileage: 0

The trail(s):
Minnesota's premier Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area, located in Gilbert, MN. 36 miles of OHV trails. All OHVs allowed. Varied levels of difficulty from easy to more difficult to most difficult. Winter takes these trails to a whole new technical level. The Park is completely accessible for those with disabilities.


  • Public restrooms at Office during open hours.
  • Gas, restrooms, food and lodging available in nearby Gilbert.

Last updated on March 29, 2023. Local snow depth is 7-12+".

Getting there

7196 Pettit Road
Gilbert, MN 55741

In the city of Gilbert, take HWY 37 (Gilbert's Main Street) to HWY 135. Take a right on 135 to Enterprise Trail. From HWY 53 in the city of Eveleth, exit at the Gilbert/Biwabik interchange onto HWY 37, and follow Gilbert directions above. From I-35 take HWY 33 (exit 237) through Cloquet. Exit HWY 53, north to HWY 37 east, then follow Gilbert directions above.

Available at entrance


Phone: 218-735-3830
Email: [email protected]
Open 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from late November through April but not attended Saturdays and Sundays. o Parking and trail access in nearby Gilbert (Saturdays and Sundays)

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