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.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||For current mountain bike trail status and conditions, visit our trail partner Iron Range Off-road Cyclists.|
|Permit Info:||None required.|
|Restrictions:||Motorized vehicles not allowed.|
|Closest Towns:||Virginia, MN|
|Restroom:||Outhouse (Vault style) at trailhead|
|Information Center:||Laurentian Ranger District, 218-453-8650|
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Difficult|
Portions of the trail are not intended for hiking because it can be very wet. See map for more details.
There are 4 picnic areas located in the Laurentian Divide Recreation Area.
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.