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Itasca County Trail Conditions


ATV Trail Reports

Fall is a great time to be in the woods on the forest trails. You can ride ATV in the City of Grand Rapids and Itasca County area has opened up all county roads except the road into Scenic State Park. This makes it convenient to connect to the grant and aid wooded trails and state trail systems. The city of Grand Rapids has also opened their roads (except the central downtown business district) to ride to access lodging, restaurants, retail and bars/grills. As the trails open this season, we will keep you up to date below:

Safety training is recommended for everyone who operates an OHV. It is required for ATV riders born after July 1, 1987, and OHM riders under the age of 16. Click HERE for more information.









Itasca County ATV Trail OPEN/CLOSE Dates:

Alborn/Pengilly- OPENS: April 1st, CLOSES November 30th

Alvwood/Squaw Lake- OPENS May 2nd, CLOSES March 15th

Bigfork/Balsam- OPENS May 15th-30th, CLOSES November 1st

Little Moose-OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st

Balsam-OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st

Northwoods/Goodland-OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st

Northwoods/UPM/Blandin – OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st

Thistledew – OPENS April 1st, CLOSES November 30th

SOO Line – OPENS April 1st, CLOSES November 1st

Click HERE for Minnesota DNR ATV/OHV trail dates.

Snowmobiling Trail Report

The Itasca County Snowmobile Trails open or or around December 1, 2018 based on snow and ice conditions. When there is enough snow to report, we will start posting snowmobile trail conditions.

Additional Trail Information can be found on the following Facebook Snowmobile Club Pages:

Swampsiders Snowmobile Club Facebook Page

Marcell Snowdrifters Facebook Page

Haypoint Jackpine Snowmobile Club Facebook Page

Lawron Trail Riders Snowmobile Club – Minnesota Facebook Page

Driftskipper Facebook Page

Greenway Snowmobile Club Facebook Page

Taconite Snowmobile Trail

Don’t forget that Snowmobile Safety Certification is required by law for residents born after December 31, 1976.  Click HERE for more information.

Snowmobiling Information

Fat Tire Biking

At this time all of the Fat Tire Trails are open. Check out the Fat Tire Bike page HERE for riding locations to consider.

Skiing Trail Reports – For specific individual ski trails report, please visit:

Once we have enough snow to ski on, we will continue the cross country skiing trail reports.

Updated trail conditions will be posted on and

For More information about Mount Itasca contact them at (218) 326-1313 or follow them on Facebook

A ski pass is required on Mt Itasca trails and the Great MN Ski Pass is required on all Itasca County Ski Trails.  Membership information to the Northern Lights Nordic Ski Club is available by calling 218-326-1313 or email: 

Skiing Information

Trail Condition Resources:

From ride planning to managing your vehicles, we provide you with the tools to plan your next adventure!

From ride planning to managing your vehicles, we provide you with the tools to plan your next adventure!

How Are The Trails In Itasca County?

In Grand Rapids we celebrate Winter and all of the outdoor recreation that is available.  This page is designated to post the Itasca County Trail Conditions for Hiking, Biking, Cross Country Skiing and Snowmobiling. We want to thank the trail managers, snowmobile clubs, Itasca County and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for keeping us updated as to conditions.  We post updated trail conditions as they are made available. In Grand Rapids, we are proud to be in Minnesota’s Nature.

Ski or Snowmobile Through Northern Minnesota

The cross country ski trails are available for year-round enjoyment to hike in the spring, summer and fall. Snowmobile trails are open each year from December 1 to April 1.  Some trails may open or close earlier based on seasonal conditions. Snowmobile trails are maintained by the local Minnesota snowmobile clubs and the Department of Natural Resources. The local clubs rely on their member volunteers to keep this trail system in top condition. Please support them in any way you can and respect the trails you ride.