Trail Conditions

Due to vulnerable trail conditions or nearby forest management activities, select forest trails and roads administered by Crow Wing County Land Services may become temporarily closed to recreation uses. Please help Crow Wing County protect the forest and maintain safety by not traveling on forest trails and roads posted temporarily closed.

  • Closure signs will be installed at each trail or road to inform the traveling public.
  • Trail conditions will be periodically monitored by forestry staff and, when appropriate, closures will be lifted.

The Townships/Cities where trail closures exist are identified in the table provided. Select trail or road name for location and map.

Motorized/Multi Use Trails

These motorized multi use trail systems have seasonal dates of operation. Select the trail name for up-to-date trail status information and dates of operation.  

Trail NameCity/TownshipStatusExpected Opening
Emily to Outing Trail (PDF)EmilyOpenMay 15, 2023
Miller Black Bear Trail (PDF)Irondale/WolfordOpenMay 13, 2023
Miller Hills Trail (PDF)Oak LawnOpenMay 13, 2023
Southern Loop Trail (PDF)Ft. RipleyOpenMay 5, 2023
Fort Ripley Trail (PDF)Ft. RipleyOpenMay 5, 2023
Pine Center Trail (PDF)RooseveltOpenMay 5, 2023
Mississippi River Northwoods Trail (PDF)Oak LawnOpenMay 13, 2023
Emily Blind Lake Connector Trail (PDF)Emily/Little Pine/Ross LakeOpenMay 15, 2023

Cross Country Ski Trails

These trails are groomed regularly during winter months and mowed in September. Click on the trail name for additional information and SkinnySki for trail conditions.

Trail NameCity/TownshipStatus
Nordic Ridge Trail (PDF)CrosslakeSkinnySki
Larson Lake Trail (PDF)DeerwoodSkinnySki
Wolf Lake Trail (PDF)Irondale/Nokay LakeSkinnySki
French Rapids Trail (PDF)Oak LawnSkinnySki
Northland Arboretum TrailBrainerdSkinnySki

Hunter / Hiker Trails

These hunter / hiker trail systems are open year round for non-motorized activities. Click on trail name for location and map.

Trail NameCity/TownshipStatus
Al-Pine Trail (PDF)Maple GroveOpen
Blueberry Bog Trail (PDF)TimothyOpen
Cranberry Bog Trail (PDF)TimothyOpen
Hay Creek Trail (PDF)Irondale/Nokay LakeOpen
Mississippi Shores Trail (PDF)Fort RipleyOpen
Pine Ridge Trail (PDF)Fifty LakesOpen
Poor Farm Trail (PDF)Oak LawnOpen
Portage Lake Trail (PDF)IrondaleOpen
Rice Lake Trail (PDF)IrondaleOpen
Rock Creek Trail (PDF)Fifty LakesOpen
Scrub Oak Trail (PDF)MissionOpen
Thompson Creek Trail (PDF)TimothyOpen
White Pine Trail (PDF)Fifty LakesOpen

Forest Trails and Roads

Trail NameCity/TownshipStatusExpected Opening
Ramsey RoadTimothyOpenMay 12, 2023
West Wolf Lake TrailTimothyOpenMay 12, 2023
East Wolf Lake TrailFifty LakesOpenMay 12, 2023
Pistol Lake TrailFifty LakesOpenMay 12, 2023
Whitetail TrailFifty LakesOpenMay 12, 2023
Buchite Lake TrailEmilyOpenMay 12, 2023
Ruth Lake TrailEmilyOpenMay 12, 2023
Papoose TrailEmilyOpenMay 12, 2023
Buckskin Lane Forest RoadCrosslakeOpenMay 12, 2023
Section 14 & 15CrosslakeOpenMay 12, 2023
Refuge TrailFairfieldOpenMay 12, 2023
Thompson Lake TrailRoss LakeOpenMay 12, 2023
Miller-Cole Lake TrailWolfordOpenMay 22, 2023
Section 6 Mine Pit TrailIrondaleOpenMay 22, 2023
Turkey Foot TrailIrondaleOpenMay 22, 2023
Mississippi River Northwoods Trail (PDF)Oak LawnOpenMay 22, 2023
Section 14 / 21Crow WingOpenMay 22, 2023