Minnesota Snowmobile Trails
Prepare for an adrenaline-filled snowmobile adventure in Cook County, Minnesota. Home to over 450 miles of snowmobile trails that wind through the wildest and most breathtaking scenery in the state, Cook County is a true snowmobilers paradise. The hardest part is deciding where to head first. View snowmobile trail conditions.
Every section of Cook County has something special to offer snowmobilers. From deep wilderness and solitude to stunning Lake Superior views, there’s never a dull moment on your ride. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like moose, foxes, coyotes and wolves, and don’t be afraid to stop a while to enjoy the winter season at its finest.
While you can’t go wrong with any of our snowmobile trails, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed these favorites:
- The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail is an exciting adventure that winds for 146 rugged miles from Grand Marais to Duluth, threading through stunning backcountry.
- Head out from Grand Portage bay on the Skyline Trail, or ride close to the Canadian border along the Teal Lake Trail.
- Further inland, the Gunflint Trail boasts some of the best lakes and trails around. Cruise through Minnesotan wilderness at your own pace, and enjoy every moment on your sled.
Snowmobile Trail Grooming and Management
These epic wilderness trails cross private and public lands and are managed by local snowmobile clubs in partnership with MN DNR Grand-In-Aid programs. Local snowmobile clubs are active all winter long, sponsoring rides, contests and other events throughout the season. Grooming is performed weekly on most trails and more often as needed – Contact our information center for an update on Snowmobile Trail Conditions.
Cook County knows how to show snowmobilers a good time with friendly small-town hospitality. Rest, refuel and resupply at local family businesses with countless lodging options, restaurants, snowmobile rentals, fuel and repair services, groceries and other riding supplies. This is quite possibly the perfect snowmobile vacation.
Snowmobile Saftey and Trail Regulations
Lastly, don’t forget to check MN snowmobile regulations to ensure a safe and smooth visit. In Minnesota, 50 mph is the maximum speed limit for snowmobiles. Please ride safely on your Cook County snowmobile adventure.
Preparation is key when you’re out in the wilderness. Be sure to check the local forecast before setting out, and pack adequate provisions for your adventure: plenty of water, food, fuel, tools, multiple clothing layers and a printed map – cell service may be limited when you’re out on the trail. Please also remember to Leave No Trace. Pack out what you bring in to help keep Cook County clean, beautiful and natural for decades to come.
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