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 below. Click on trail or road name for location and map.

Motorized/Multi Use Trails

These motorized multi use 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
Expected Opening
Emily to Outing Trail
Emily
Open
Miller Black Bear Trail
Irondale/Wolford
Open
Miller Hills Trail
Oak Lawn
Open
Southern Loop Trail
Ft. Ripley
Open
Fort Ripley Trail
Ft. Ripley
Open
Pine Center Trail
Roosevelt
Open
Mississippi River Northwoods Trail
Oak Lawn
Open

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 Name
City/Township
Status
Nordic Ridge Trail
Crosslake
SkinnySki
Larson Lake Trail
Deerwood
SkinnySki
Wolf Lake Trail
Irondale/Nokay Lake
SkinnySki
French Rapids Trail
Oak Lawn
SkinnySki
Northland Arboretum Trail
Brainerd
SkinnySki

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 Name
City/Township
Status

Al-Pine Trail
Maple Grove
Open

Blueberry Bog Trail
Timothy
Open

Cranberry Bog Trail
Timothy
Open

Hay Creek Trail
Irondale/Nokay Lake
Open

Mississippi Shores Trail
Fort Ripley
Open

Pine Ridge Trail
Fifty Lakes
Open

Poor Farm Trail
Oak Lawn
Open

Portage Lake Trail
Irondale
Open

Rice Lake Trail
Irondale
Open

Rock Creek Trail
Fifty Lakes
Open

Scrub Oak Trail
Mission
Open

Thompson Creek Trail
Timothy
Open

White Pine Trail
Fifty Lakes
Open

Forest Trails and Roads

Trail Name
City/Township
Status
Expected Opening
Ramsey Road
Timothy
Open
West Wolf Lake Trail
Timothy
Open
East Wolf Lake Trail
Fifty Lakes
Open
Pistol Lake Trail
Fifty Lakes
Open
Whitetail Trail
Fifty Lakes
Open
Buchite Lake Trail
Emily
Open
Ruth Lake Trail
Emily
Open
Squaw/Papoose Trail
Emily
Open
Buckskin Lane Forest Road
Crosslake
Open
Section 14 & 15
Crosslake
Open
Refuge Trail
Fairfield
Open
Thompson Lake Trail
Ross Lake
ClosedMay 10, 2019
Miller-Cole Lake Trail
Wolford
Open
Section 6 Mine Pit Trail
Irondale
Open
Turkey Foot Trail
Irondale
Open
Mississippi River Northwoods Trail
Oak Lawn
Open
Section 14 / 21
Crow Wing
Open