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Iron Range OHVRA

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Alt Names

Gilbert OHV Park, Deep Lake, Gill Lake, Leaf Lake, Red Valley, Deer Run Loop, Littlefoot Trail, Berry Trail, Bigfoot Trail, Gorge Rock Crawl, Jackpine Lane, Quartz Mountain, Red Hills West, Skull Road, Waynes World, Money Talks, Yo-Yo Hill, Gumbys Rocks, Camper Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular off-road park offers about 30 miles of OHV trails, rock crawling sections, hill climbs plus scenic forest and lake views. The trails are marked and rated and there is no fee to ride except during special events.

The park is open daily from May 1 through October 31 and Friday through Sunday from November 1 through April 1. Nearby attractions include the childhood home of famous folk singer and songwriter Bob Dylan.

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Nearest CityGilbert, MN
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From: Duluth, MN
1) Take US-53 (SR-194) north about 55 miles to the exit for SR-37
2) Turn right (east) on SR-37 east, continue 3.6 miles
3) Turn right on SR-135, continue 1.1 miles
4) Turn right on Enterprise Trail, proceed toward the park.


LandState Recreation


Our RatingRating    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenNov 1 through Oct 31 - Daily; Nov 1 through April 30 - Friday-Sunday; closed during deer hunting season
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)OHMs not to exceed distance of 20 inches, ATVs 99dB at 20 inches
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for operators under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoriding hours 8am to 1 hour before sunset
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.


Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00


Contact InfoIron Range Tourism Bureau
403 North First Street
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 749-8161
(800) 777-8497
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR
7196 Pettit Road
Gilbert, MN 55741
(218) 748-2207
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
CommentOHV Permit Info


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Iron Range OHVRA Trail

Photo Submitted 10/22/2012 (A great shot! Thank You.)


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Square Miles2
Miles Of Trail30
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1300 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has few sand or gravel pits.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NW)Virginia Regional Medical Center (218) 748-7520
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Holiday Station Store (218) 741-7190
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Holiday Station Store (218) 741-7190
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)West Forty RV Park (218) 749-2821
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Sherwood Forest Campground (218) 748-2221
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Sherwood Forest Campground (218) 748-2221
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Lakeland Store (218) 865-6194
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (W)Lake Ore-Be-Gone
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (W)Sherwood Forest Boat Launch (218) 748-2221
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