Motorized/Multi Use Trails

These trails are maintained by local recreation clubs and are open for recreation use by off-highway vehicles, hikers, hunters, horseback riders, biking, and more. Enjoy!

Emily to Outing Trail

  • 30 miles
  • This trail features:
    • Connections to multiple-use recreation trails to the north including the Moose River Trail and Soo Line North.
    • A variety of terrain from rocky and hilly to flat and open.
    • ATV travel allowed within city limits on designated routes.
  • Trail Safety Info
  • Map
  • Operating Season - May 1st to October 31st
  • Trail Conditions

Directions: From the Crosby area, follow State Hwy 6 north to Emily, turn east onto Mill Rd, proceed towards the public access at Ruth Lake.

Miller Black Bear Trail

  • 20 miles
  • This trail features:
    • Scenic overlooks of the Mississippi River.
    • Located within historic mining area with rich cultural heritage.
    • Six scenic sites with picnic tables and grills.
    • Mine Pit Lake with trout fishing opportunities at the southern parking area.
  • Trail Safety Info
  • Map
  • Operating Season - May 1st to October 31st
  • Trail Conditions

Directions: From the Brainerd area, take Hwy 210 E towards Crosby. Take a left onto County Road #59, take a right onto County Road #128, take a left onto Township Road #204, also known as "Iverson Road". Take a left onto the un-named gravel road that has an entrance sign that says, "Miller Black Bear Trail." Go 1 mile and arrive at parking area.

ATV

Fort Ripley Trail

  • 14 miles
  • This trail features:
    • Primarily flat and easy riding with an occasional rolling hill.
    • Narrow and winding trails through oak and pine covered hills near Sebie Lake.
    • Connected to the Southern Loop Trail.
  • Trail Safety Info
  • Map
  • Operating Season - May 1st to October 31st
  • Trail Conditions

Directions: Located South of Brainerd off of State Hwy 371, turn east onto 273rd St. (Morrison/Crow Wing County Border)

Pine Center Trail

  • 20 miles
  • This trail features:
    • Rocky terrain with a variety of inclines and declines.
    • Rolling hills and a mixture of oak and maple trees.
    • Excellent opportunities to spot wildlife.
    • Connected to the Southern Loop Trail
  • Trail Safety Info
  • Map
  • Operating Season - April 15th to October 31st
  • Trail Conditions

Directions: From the junctions of Co. Rd. 8 & Co. Rd. 2 in Pine Center go 1.6 miles east on Co. Rd. 2, turn left onto Forest Ridge Rd.

Southern Loop Trail

  • 79 miles
  • This trail features:
    • Connections to two other motorized trail systems: Pine Center Trail and Fort Ripley Trail.
    • Access to the City of Brainerd
    • Scenic farm and country landscapes.
  • Trail Safety Info
  • Map
  • Operating Season - May 1st to November 1st
  • Trail Conditions

Directions: The trail connects to both the Pine Center and Fort Ripley Trail system trail heads. Trail head location also at "SAVE" store on the south end of Brainerd at the intersection of Co. Rd. 117 and Business Highway 371.

OHV Use During Big Game Hunting Season

The Crow Wing County Land Services Department wants to remind off-highway vehicle (OHV) users that recreational riding on forest trails passing through Crow Wing County administered public lands is prohibited during the State firearms deer hunting season.

This restriction does not preclude the deer hunter, with a valid deer hunting license, to operate an off-highway vehicle before the legal shooting time, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. or after legal shooting hours.