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Foot Hills State Forest


Cass, Hubbard


Acres: 46,896

State Forest Map

Motor Vehicle/OHV Classification: Limited

Approved Firewood Vendors

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• Foot Hills State Forest's proximity to the metropolitan areas of St. Cloud and the Twin Cities make it a popular recreation spot.

• The trail system in Foot Hills State Forest is used for hiking and OHV riding in the summer and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

• Foot Hills State Forest has two state ski trails: Hiram, located off Highway 12, and Cut Lake, located off Bull Moose Forest Road. Refer to the state forest map for details. A ski pass is required.

• The Spider Lake OHV Trails located in the forest include about 26 miles of trails to ride.

More about this forest

Visitor Alert:

Due to wet and warm conditions, forest roads and trails are deteriorating rapidly this spring. Many roads and trails are not firm enough to support vehicle traffic without being damaged. The temporary closures could remain in effect until sometime in May, depending on weather conditions. Note: not all roads and trails in a particular forest may be closed. Check the forest roads closures and OHV trail closures web pages before venturing out. Signs may be posted before web pages are updated. Obey all signs.

Foot Hills State Forest at a glance...


Boat Ramp Nearby

Dispersed Camping

Canoe / Kayak

Picnic Shelters



8.6 Miles Cross-Country Skiing


Mountain Biking

40 Miles Class I ATV

40 Miles Class II ATV

40 Miles Off-Highway Motorcycling

11 Miles Off-Road Vehicles

Attention Trail Users:

Temp Forest Road / OHV Closures

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