Winter brings a whole new experience to OHV riding in Minnesota. A number of state and grant-in-aid OHV trails are open year-round, with exciting challenges you’ll find only during winter.
Appleton Area Recreational Park – Located in the southeast corner of Minnesota, this park has 20 miles of trails and is ideal for OHV enthusiasts of all skills levels.
Chisholm Trail – This 11-mile trail winds riders across rolling hills and through the forests of northeast Minnesota.
Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area – Minnesota’s premier OHV recreation area spans 1,200 acres with 36 miles of scenic trails. During the winter months, the front office is staffed Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Nemadji State Forest Trails – The popular trails within Nemadji State Forest connect with the Gandy Dancer and Matthew Lourey trails, for even more winter riding opportunities.
Spider Lake Trails – This trail system has 29 miles of ATV 1/ ATV 2/OHM/ORV trails that wind throughout the Foot Hills State Forest.
As you explore winter ATV riding, please remember groomed, signed snowmobile trails are closed to OHVs and highway-licensed vehicles (HLVs) beginning December 1. Please respect private property and follow all signs.