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:
Don’t forget that Snowmobile Safety Certification is required by law for residents born after December 31, 1976. Click HERE for more 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: http://www.northernlightsnordic.org/trail
Once we have enough snow to ski on, we will continue the cross country skiing trail reports.
For More information about Mount Itasca contact them at (218) 326-1313 or follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/mt.itasca
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trail Condition Resources:
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.