Lookout Mountain - Laurentian Divide Fitness Trail


The Laurentian Divide Recreation Area serves as the trailhead for the Lookout Mountain Trail and Laurentian Divide Fitness Trail which includes a 15 mile hiking and skiing trail system and a ½-mile fitness trail with 7 exercise stations. Additionally, the Lookout Mountain Bike Trails feature 5 miles of dedicated mountain bike single track and over 6 miles of multi-use rideable ski trail. The recreation area features scenic overlooks, 4 picnic sites, an Adirondack shelter, interpretive signs and restrooms.

Downloadable map and information

Downloadable map and information - Lookout Mountain Bike Trails

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Picnic tables and trails are open. Porta johns are avialable until Oct. 31, 2020.
Fees: None required. 
Permit Info: None required. 
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles not allowed. 
Closest Towns: Virginia, MN
Water: None available.
Restroom: Outhouse (Vault style) at trailhead
Information Center: Laurentian Ranger District, 218-453-8650

General Information

Directions:

From Virginia, MN take Highway 53/169 north for 4 miles. The trailhead is located at the Laurentian Divide Recreation Area on the northbound lane.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

The Lookout Mountain Bike Trails feature 5 miles of dedicated mountain bike single track and over 6 miles of multi-use rideable ski trail.  
 
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Day Hiking

Portions of the trail are not intended for hiking because it can be very wet. See map for more details. 

Picnicking

There are 4 picnic areas located in the Laurentian Divide Recreation Area.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

The 15 mile (24 km) cross-country ski trail is open to classic skiing only. The trail is mostly user groomed and maintained. The area between markers 12 and 17 is meant for backcountry and is only user groomed. See map for more details. 

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
15 miles

  Latitude : 
47.57735

  Longitude : 
-92.54365