OHV Riding & Camping

ORV on Haywire Trail

Visitors to the Hiawatha National Forest will find a wide variety of roads and trails designated open for motorized use. In fact, over 2000 miles of Forest Road are open for motorized use.

You can determine where to ride a given type of motorized vehicle by consulting the Hiawatha’s Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). There are three maps which together document the designated motorized use transportation system (by vehicle type and season) on the Hiawatha’s three Ranger Districts. You can view these maps online, but because they are very large you may want to  download them from Avenza or print a copy for field use. The maps are updated annually, so remember to check for a new map before you hit the trail.