Brainerd Lakes Vacationland
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ATV Trails in the Brainerd Lakes Area offer great summer recreation fun for the whole family!
 
52 Miles
 
This trail connects the Pine Center Trail with the Fort Ripley Trail and Ripley Connection, as well as provides access to the city of Brainerd. Much of the trail passes along farm and country landscapes. The trail follows township roads, occasionally sharing the road with highway-licensed vehicles. Trail is provided by Crow Wing County and Central Lakes ATV Club.
 
From Brainerd, take Hwy. 371 south 8 miles to
the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce rest stop
 
Vehicles Allowed:
ATV (Class 2 allowed)
Normal season:
5/1 to 11/1
Darrell Palmer
218-828-0353
 
Fort Ripley Trail and Ripley Connection 31 Miles
 
This Central Minnesota trail is primarily flat and easy to ride with an occasional rolling hill. The trail narrows and winds through rolling oak- and pine-covered hills near Sebie Lake, along the old Burlington Northern railroad grade. The Crow Wing South Loop connects Fort Ripley Trail to Brainerd and additional riding on the Pine Center Trails. Trails are provided by Crow Wing County and maintained by Central Minnesota Wheelers.
 
Parking and trail access in Brainerd, Little Falls and Fort Ripley.
 
Vehicles Allowed:
ATV (Class 2 allowed)
Normal season:
5/1 thru 10/31
Jim Schilling
320-745-2637
 
Miller-Black Bear Trail 20 miles
 
Located six miles west of Crosby, the Miller-Black Bear Trail travels 19 miles over rolling hills and past scenic overlooks of the Mississippi River. Six sites with picnic tables and grills are found along the trail. Watch for wildflowers in the spring! The trail is provided by Crow Wing County and the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders ATV Club.
 
From Ironton, take Co. Rd. 30 north for 3 miles. Turn south onto Co. Rd. 34 for 1.3 miles, then south again on Co. Rd. 128. Take first right and follow 1 mile to parking area.
 
Vehicles Allowed:
ATV (class 2 allowed)
OHM
Normal season:
5/1 to 10/31
Russell Heitola
218-825-0441
 
Pine Center Trails 20 Miles
 
Located in central Minnesota, this 20-mile trail system offers a rocky ride with plenty of inclines and declines, and is suited for riders of all skill levels. The rolling hills and large hardwood stands of oak and maple provide excellent opportunities to spot wildlife. The Crow Wing South Loop connects the Pine Center Trails to Brainerd and additional riding on Fort Ripley Trail and Ripley Connection. The trails are provided by Crow Wing County and the Pine Center Sportsman's Club.
 
In Pine Center, park at the community park located at the intersection of Co. Rd. 2 and Co. Rd. 8.
 
Vehicles Allowed:
ATV (class 2 allowed)
Normal season:
4/1 to 11/30
Alex Smude
218-764-2281
 
A great way to get involved and stay up to date on ATV recreation in the Brainerd Lakes Area is to join a local ATV Club. Contact any of the Brainerd MN Area ATV Clubs for more information.
 
Cuyuna Iron Range Riders Club
218-825-0441
Ironton, MN
heittola@brainerd.net
 
Central Lakes ATV Club
218-828-0353
Nisswa, MN
 
Central MN Wheelers
320-745-2617
Fort Ripley, MN
thefarm@fallsnet.com
 
Pine Center Sportsmen Club
218-764-2241
Brainerd, MN
 

 

 

 

 

 

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