snowmobiler riding on a trail on the forest

Under a blanket of snow, the Chippewa National Forest becomes a land of unexplored adventures. Over 315 miles of motorized trails provide access for snowmobilers to 1,300 lakes, scenic woodlands and frozen wetlands. Trails connect to nearly 200 miles of routes beyond the Forest. Most snowmobile trails are grant-in-aid trails managed and maintained by snowmobile clubs. The Grant-in-Aid Program is a cooperative effort between the Minnesota DNR, local governments, local snowmobile organizations, and private landowners. For more information on snowmobile trails and maps for specific areas contact the Chippewa National Forest at 218-335-8600.

Snowmobile Trails:

Walker Area:

  • Heartland Trail
  • Trivlle
  • Eagle Country
  • Showay
  • Paul Bunyan
  • Soo Line
  • Lost Girl


Deer River Area:

  • Avenue of the Pines
  • Bowstring
  • Cameron Lake
  • Marcell North and South
  • Suomi
  • Taconite
  • Winnie
  • Pipeline

Snowmobiling Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities