Be inspired by the local ATV Club Members in learning what makes Grand Rapids ATV trails so special. Grand Rapids has over 300 miles of well maintained ATV trails. These trails are build and maintained by local ATV Clubs. You will find trails are rated easy to moderate riding level. The rail road grade trails open April 1st and the other trails are open by May 15th. In addition to the 300+ miles of designated ATV trails, you can ride on Forest Roads in the Chippewa National Forest and UPM Blandin Forest, and Itasca County Roads (with exception to County Road 75 – leads into Scenic State Park).
Balsam Trailblazers & Wilderness Wheelers ATV Club
This ATV trail connects Bigfork to Balsam. This trail is 42 miles in length, and is rated easy riding. This route winds through wooded areas, along bog areas, around lakes and rivers. On both ends of the trail you will find gas, groceries, public restrooms, and restaurants. You can start on either end and then do a complete circle back to your starting place. Another trail you can access off of this system is the Little Moose Trail which is another 18 mile trail to ride.
Squaw Lake ATV Club
In Squaw Lake, Alvwood and Max area you can ride for several days and over 200 miles of ATV trails that include designated wooded trail, Chippewa National Forest roads and Itasca County roads. Some roads lead to Lake Winnie. Along the trail you will find gas stations, public restrooms, bars and restaurants. The uniqueness that you will experience on these trails and forest roads is the tall pines and endless wilderness.
Rapids Riders ATV Club
The Rapids Riders ATV Club maintains the trails that are located south of Grand Rapids that are known as the UPM Blandin ATV/OHM Trail. Thick canopy of coniferous trees that makes you feel like you are riding in a tunnel. Over wooden bridges and sharp corners. You can access a parking area right off of Hwy 169 South at Smith Creek Trail. From here you can ride south to Hill City. This route is approximately 30 miles from Smith Creek to Hill City. In Hill City you will find a couple of gas stations, a couple of bars/grills and one cafe.