Thistledew Trails

Thistledew Trails


Itasca County

Trail location map From Nashwauk, go north on Hwy. 65 for 32 miles, then left on Hwy. 1 for 3.6 miles. Continue north on Co. Rd. 452 to parking.

Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails
Grand Rapids

The Thistledew Trails are a 25-mile system consisting of a north and south loop located within George Washington State Forest. The trail passes through rolling hills of mature pine and aspen forest. Both loops are managed for ATV and horseback riding, so please watch for other riders.


Trail closings | Trail map  This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. | Not a resident of Minnesota?
Buy your trail pass and find an ELS by the county the trail is located.

Vehicles allowed

(class II allowed)

When open


Normal season:
4/1 to 11/30

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Difficulty & trail length

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25 miles

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