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Spider Lake OHV Area

Monday, November 23, 2015

Alt Names

Foot Hills State Forest, North Island Lake, Perch Lake, Bear Lake, Taylor Lake, Fire Tower Forest Road, Root Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

Located in northern Minnesota, this area offers 26 miles of scenic deep woods trails that offer panoramic views of the scattered nearby lakes. Ruts, roots and rocks are common and can make for challenging riding during wet weather. There are several primitive campsites that offer ample room for RVs but there are no services. Nearby Spider Lake offers a beach area and boat ramp.

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Nearest CityPine River, MN
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From: Pine River, MN
1) Take CR-2 west 12 miles
2) Turn left (south) on Spider McKinley Forest Road, continue 1.5 miles
3) Staging area is on the left (east).


LandState Forest


Recommended Stay1-2 Days


Miles Of Trail26
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1400 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
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 mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
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 many steep hills.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has many sand or gravel pits.Many
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 little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round except during spring thaw and 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
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.


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


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (SE)St. Josephs Medical Center (218) 568-4416
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)SuperValue (218) 587-2488
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Cenex (218) 587-4461
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (E)Pine River
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Chlebecek's River View RV Park (218) 587-4112
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Chlebecek's River View RV Park (218) 587-4112
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Carl's Market Inc (218) 587-4449
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (SW)Spider Lake Beach
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (SW)Spider Lake


Contact InfoFoot Hills State Forest - Brainerd Area Office
(218) 833-8710
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
CommentOHV Permit Info


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Spider Lake OHV Area Trail Photo

Spider Lake OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/18/2012 (Thanks!)

Spider Lake OHV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Spider Lake OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/18/2012 (Thanks!)

Spider Lake OHV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Spider Lake OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/18/2012 (Thanks!)

Spider Lake OHV Area Trail Photo

Spider Lake OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 5/18/2015 (Thanks!)

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