Moose River Trail

Moose River Trail


Cass County

Trail location map From Outing, go 7 miles north on Hwy. 6, then .75 miles east on Ben Draper Forest Rd.

Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails

Located in the Land O' Lakes State Forest, the Moose River Trail follows gently-rolling terrain through dense woods and around small lakes and ponds. Much of the trail originated from past logging roads and provides a smooth, relatively flat ride, ideal for both novice and experienced riders. This scenic area is the start of the great pine forests of Northern Minnesota. The trail is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Vehicles allowed

(class II allowed)

When open

OPEN - Except the portion of the Plantation Loop from MMR 1604 to the junction with the Wren Lake Loop is CLOSED due to logging activity. MMR 1604 will remain open, but use CAUTION and watch for signs. Use CAUTION due to trucks hauling on about 100 yards of the Cedar Lake Loop. Additional logging activity and road improvements are taking place, use caution and watch for signs. See Emily-Outing Trail for trails south of Land O' Lakes State Forest.

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Difficulty & trail length


29 miles

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