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Elm Creek ATV Trail

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Alt Names

Elm Creek ATV Trail, Minnesota

Last Known StatusClosed For Season

Open to ATV use only, this area offers about 7 miles of hard packed trails that wind through trees and crosses a creek several times. There is an open field along with a practice track near the south side exit. Nearby Kilen Woods State Park offers camping, picnicking and canoe access to the scenic Des Moines River.

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Nearest CityTrimont, MN
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From: St. Paul, MN
1) Take I-35 south to exit 13 B (I-90 west)
2) Merge on I-90 west, continue 80 miles to exit 80
3) Turn right (north) on CR-29, continue 6.4 miles
4) Turn left (east) on CR-26, continue 1 mile
5) Turn left (north) on 10th Ave., continue 1.5 miles
6) Park entrance is on the right (east).


LandPrivately Owned / Commercial


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenDecember 22 - September 30
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 WidthYes (65 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 65 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
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
HikingNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.


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


Contact InfoMN DNR T & W
(507) 831-2900
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
CommentOHV Permit Info


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Elm Creek ATV Trail

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Square Miles1
Miles Of Trail7
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1250 to 1300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
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 little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis private land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis private land has some roads.Some
ShadeThis private land has many shaded areas.Many
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 little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (E)Trimont Clinic (507) 639-9301
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Cenex-Numart Convenience Store (507) 639-4491
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Cenex-Numart Convenience Store (507) 639-4491
Potable Water Water20-30 Miles (SE)Checkers Welcome Campground (507) 728-8811
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SE)Checkers Welcome Campground (507) 728-8811
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (SE)Checkers Welcome Campground (507) 728-8811
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SW)Kilen Woods State Park (507) 662-6258
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Cenex-Numart Convenience Store (507) 639-4491
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NE)Cedar Lake  (507) 639-2060
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteElm Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NE)Cedar Lake  (507) 639-2060
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