From Hwy 61, drive north on County Road 2 about 8 1/2 miles or ride the
9.6 mile Two Harbors Spur Trail, which has a trailhead and parking just east of town on Hwy 61
Two Harbors Lodging
Gooseberry State Park
On Hwy 61 on the
northeast side of Gooseberry River; ride 9 miles from park to North
Shore State Snowmobile Trail.
Gooseberry Area Lodging
Beaver Bay or Silver Bay
You can pick up the Red Dot Trail on Hwy 61 in Beaver Bay; or off Hwy 61 on Outer
Drive in Silver Bay; ride about 10 miles to North Shore State Snowmobile
Beaver Bay Lodging
and Dining Silver Bay Lodging
Tettegouche State Park
Off Hwy 61, the trail departs from the within the park; 9 mile ride from
park to North Shore State Snowmobile Trail.
Silver Bay Lodging
and Dining Little Marais Lodging
From Hwy 61 in Illgen City, drive north on MN
Hwy 1 to Finland, or northwest
on County Road 6 out of Little Marais to Finland, then east on County Road 7 about 1 1/2 miles.
Little Marais Lodging
The following North Shore Businesses
Sponsored the North Shore Snowmobile
On Hwy 61 and Cross River, ride the North Shore Trail just over 4 miles
to North Shore State Snowmobile Trail.
From Hwy 61 in Tofte, drive north on the Sawbill Trail (County Road 2)
about 4 1/2 miles to parking area; or, ride the access trail on Hwy 61 just west of
Bluefin Bay and ride about 4 miles to
North Shore State Snowmobile Trail.
From Hwy 61 in Lutsen, N on Caribou Trail (CR 4) about 5 miles to parking area.
The following North Shore/Gunflint
Trail Businesses have
Sponsored the North Shore/Gunflint Snowmobile
Grand Marais Trail
from downtown to North Shore State Trail [maps]
This spur trail connects downtown Grand Marais to the
North Shore State Trail and the Gunflint 'G Trail' Snowmobile Trails. At
times this spur may not be an option late in the season when snow has
melted due to being close to Lake Superior and a south slope facing the
and Common Sense [maps]
Most of the trails in the Minnesota Arrowhead/Northeastern Minnesota are
wilderness trails, or adjacent to wilderness areas.
Trails cross private and public land and are developed and
maintained through a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)
Grant-In-Aid program. Local snowmobile groups act in conjunction with the
state to create, groom and maintain area trails. Snowmobiles must be
registered in your home state or in Minnesota. A State Trail permit is
required for snowmobiling any state trail or grant-in-aid trails. A 50 MPH speed limit is in effect unless
otherwise posted. Watch out for dog sledding teams, moose, deer and
approaching snowmobiles. Stay off ski trails - Lodges and resorts spend
large amounts of money grooming their ski trails, and when sledders
destroy the skinny skiing trails, it gives all of us a bad rap!
ALWAYS RIDE WITH OTHERS, have a current map, and bring repair items. Other
items you better bring with are: emergency food, water, flash light, cell
phone, belt, fuel and oil. Leave your itinerary with a friend or family
member and get a
forecast. See emergency contacts on
our area contacts page.
Local North Shore Snowmobile Trails
Duluth Cross Town Trail - West Section 33 miles
West area of Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth Cross Town Trail - East Section 12 miles
East area of Duluth, Minnesota
Taft Trail North out of Duluth, Minnesota
Pequaywan Lake Trail 10 miles North out of
Two Harbors Spur Trail 9.6 miles East end
of Two Harbors, Minnesota
Gooseberry State Park Trail 3-9 miles
Located at Hwy 61 and Gooseberry River/State Park
Red Dot Trail 15 miles East end of Beaver
Tettegouche Trail 10 miles and
Sawtooth Trail 15 miles East of Silver Bay, Minnesota
Moose Walk Trail 15 miles North of Silver
Tomahawk Trail 86 miles North of Little
Lutsen Trail System 67 miles Between
Tofte, Minnesota and Cascade
River State Park
X Trail North of Cascade River State Park and leads to the Gunflint
Grand Portage Trail System Over 100
miles of loops, great scenery and well groomed trails.
Ontario Snowmobile Trails from the Gunflint
Trail/Gunflint Lake/Sag Lake area.