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Big Aspen Recreation Area

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Alt Names

Big Aspen Trail, Superior National Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

This multiple use recreation area offers about 21 miles of mostly easy to moderate trails, which make it a decent place to take beginners. Trails mainly consist of railroad grades and old forest roads that wind through a scenic pine and hardwood forest.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityVirginia, MN
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From: Virginia, MN
1) Take US-169 north (US-53) about 7 miles
2) Turn right on CR-131, continue 1 mile
3) Turn left at T-intersection, continue 2.4 miles
4) Staging area is on the left.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRating    
Recommended StayFull Day
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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenMay 1 - late November
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)must not exceed distance of 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)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Prohibited
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for operators under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

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

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoSuperior National Forest - Lauraentian Ranger District
318 Forestry Rd.
Aurora, MN 55705
(218) 229-8800
laurentian@fs.fed.us
goo.gl
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
info.dnr@state.mn.us
www.dnr.state.mn.us
CommentOHV Permit Info

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TERRAIN

Square Miles7
Miles Of Trail21
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1300 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

GPS POINTS

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (S)Laurentian Medical Clinic (218) 748-7480
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Britt Short Stop (218) 741-9171
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Britt Short Stop (218) 741-9171
Potable Water WaterVirginia, MN
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (S)West Two River Campground (218) 748-7570 or (218) 735-8831
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (S)West Two River Campground (218) 748-7570 or (218) 735-8831
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (S)West Two River Campground (218) 748-7570 or (218) 735-8831
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Britt Short Stop (218) 741-9171
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (S)West Two River Beach (218) 748-7570 or (218) 735-8831
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 MilesWest Two River Boat Ramp (218) 748-7570 or (218) 735-8831
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