Trail Closures

Due to vulnerable trail conditions or nearby forest management activities, select forest trails 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 posted temporarily closed.
  • Closure signs will be installed at each trail 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 below. Click on trail name for location and map.

Forest Trails


 Trail Name City/Township Status Last Updated Expected Opening
 Buffalo Farm Road Timothy Open 4/11/2016
 Ramsey Road Timothy  Open 4/11/2016
 West Wolf Lake Trail Timothy  Open 4/11/2016
 East Wolf Lake Trail Fifty Lakes Open 4/11/2016
 Pistol Lake Trail Fifty Lakes  Open 4/11/2016
 Whitetail Trail Fifty Lakes  Open 4/11/2016
 Buchite Lake Trail  Emily  Open 4/11/2016
 Ruth Lake Trail Emily  Open 4/22/2016
 Squaw/Papoose Trail Emily  Open 4/11/2016
 Section 1 Trail Little Pine  Open 4/22/2016
 Buckskin Lane Forest Road Crosslake Open 4/11/2016
 Lily Pad Trail Crosslake Open 3/25/2016
 Refuge Trail Fairfield  Open 3/25/2016
 Thompson Lake Trail Ross Lake  Open 4/11/2016
 Miller-Cole Lake Trail Wolford  Open 4/11/2016
 Section 6 Mine Pit Trail Irondale  Open 4/4/2016
 Turkey Foot Trail Irondale Open 4/4/2016
 Mississippi Northwoods Trail Oak Lawn  Open 4/4/2016
 Wolf Lake Multi-Purpose Trail Irondale/Nokay Lake Open 4/4/2016
 Section 14 / 21 Crow Wing  Open 3/25/2016

Motorized Recreation Trails


These motorized trail systems have seasonal dates of operation. Click on the trail name for up-to-date trail status information and dates of operation.      
Trail Name City/Township Status Last Updated Expected Opening 
 Emily-Outing Trail Emily Open 4/18/2016
 Miller Black Bear Area Trail Irondale/Wolford  Open 4/18/2016
 Miller Hills OHM Trail Oak Lawn  Open 4/15/2016
 Crow Wing Southern Loop ATV Trail Ft. Ripley  Open 4/18/2016  
 Ft. Ripley ATV Trail Ft. Ripley Open 4/15/2016 
 Pine Center ATV Trail Roosevelt Open 4/15/2016 

Non-Motorized Recreation Trails


These non-motorized trail systems are open year round for non-motorized activities. Click on trail name for location and map.
Trail Name  City/Township Status Last Updated Expected Opening
 Al-Pine Trail Maple Grove  Open 9/4/2015  
 Blueberry Bog Trail Timothy  Open 9/4/2015  
 Thompson Creek & Cranberry Bog Trail Timothy  Open 9/4/2015  
 Pine Ridge Trail Fifty Lakes  Open 9/4/2015  
 Rock Creek Trail Fifty Lakes Open 9/4/2015  
 White Pine Trail Fifty Lakes Open 9/4/2015  
 Pequot Lakes Ski Trail Pequot Lakes Open 9/4/2015  
 Scrub Oak Trail Mission Open 9/4/2015  
 Portage Lake Trail Irondale  Open 9/4/2015  
 Rice Lake Trail Irondale Open 9/4/2015  
 Wolf Lake Trail - North Irondale/Nokay Lake Open 9/4/2015  
 Larson Lake Multi-Purpose Trail Deerwood  Open 9/4/2015  
 French Rapids Oak Lawn  Open 11/1/2015
 Poor Farm - County/State Co-op Wildlife Management Area Oak Lawn Open 9/4/2015  
Ft. Ripley Trail Ft. Ripley  Open 9/4/2015