Mountain biking in Minnesota state forests

photo: Mountain biking in state forest

Before you go, you need to know...

  • Mountain biking is permitted on all state forest roads and trails unless posted closed with the exception of Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State forest, where mountain bikes are permitted only on designated trails.
  • State forest roads can range from asphalt to gravel, maintained to minimal maintenance road surfaces.
  • Forest roads are used by cars, logging trucks, and other forest users (hikers, hunters, horseback riders, ATVs, and off-highway motorcycles).

About the public and private crossings

  • Within state forest boundaries there are a mixture of state, county, federally and privately owned lands.
    • County and federal lands have their own rules for use.
    • Private lands, you must have permission to enter. Trespass laws apply.

Sharing the roads and trails

  • All laws for public road use must be followed on state forest roads.
  • Watch out for logging trucks and heavy equipment in a state forest.
  • Check the state forest maps and Web site for road and trail closures.

Special events permit

graphic: Trail sign

Find a trail

To order a state forest map, contact the DNR Information Center.