Soo Line North Trail · Lawler Loops · Moose River Connector
Hill City Trail · Rabey Line Trail · Pine Center Trails
Spider Lake Trails · Fort Ripley Trail and Ripley Connection
Blind Lake Loop and Connector · Emily-Outing Trail ·
Crow Wing Southern Loop Trail · Meeker County OHV Park
North series of trails passes through Aitkin, Carlton and Cass counties,
with stretches from Moose Lake to Lawler, from Lawler to Shovel Lake
and from Shovel Lake to five miles east of Cass Lake. The Soo Line North
connects with the 115-mile Soo Line Trail southwest of Moose Lake,
which connects to six more riding areas, and an additional 100-plus
miles. The trails follow the former railroad grade, curving through flat
portions of the Hill River and Bowstring State Forest. Keep an eye out for
wildlife, especially around remote ponds along the way.
Loops Trail consists of a three-
loop detour off the Soo Line
North. Boardwalks crisscross over
wetlands for an interesting ride,
and picnic areas equipped with
grills invite you to stop and enjoy a
break in nature.
Line North, the next diversion
is the Blind Lake Connector and
Loop. This trail takes you into deep
wilderness forest and pond habitat
where grouse, fox, deer and turkey
are commonly spotted. There are
several restrooms and picnic spots
along the trail, and a rustic shelter
with a woodstove where the trail
ends at Brown Lake.
the Aitkin area, with steep hill climbs and tight turns through the
hardwood forest surrounding the Quadna Mountain Park. Stop and
take in views of the Willow River from a 600-foot high bridge and
connect to the Rabey Line and the UPM Blandin trails to add miles.
The trail can also be accessed at the Quadna Mountain Resort and
Western railroad grade and links the towns of Jacobson and Hill City. The
scenic terrain includes jaunts through the Savanna and Hill River state
forests, tours of swamps, bogs and sections of high ground. Traveling
east, riders will also cruise along the mighty Mississippi River. In the
middle of the Rabey Line is the UPM Blandin Trail, and near Hill City, the
Hill City Connector meets the Rabey.