RiderPlanet USA Motorcycle And ATV Trails
HomeFind ATV TrailsATV and Dirt Bike ArticlesCalendar of ATV and Motorcycle EventsSupport CenterDonate
Help Scroll down for trail contact information and regulations. Select a photo to enlarge.

Spider Lake OHV Area

Monday, August 22, 2016

Alt Names

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

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Foot Hills State Forest offers about 29 miles of scenic deep woods trails that loop around numerous lakes and ponds with light to moderate hill climbs, providing plenty of scenic views throughout the forest. Most of the trails are smooth and hardpacked but ruts, roots and rocks are common which can make for challenging riding during wet weather.

The trails are wide enough to accomodate wide ATVs and side by sides but there is no single track. The trails are open year-round except during deer hunting season and spring thaw.

There are a couple staging areas that offer plenty of room for RVs and several primitive campsites with direct trail access but no services. Nearby Spider Lake offers a beach area and boat ramp.

Trail Map... Driving Map... Best Nearby Trails...

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityPine River, MN
AddressFire Tower Road, Pine River, MN 56474
Go Back To Minnesota List
Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
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).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail29
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1400 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly 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 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
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has many sand or gravel pits.Many
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has mostly roads.Mostly
ShadeThis state forest has some shaded areas.Some
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

REGULATIONS

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)
Prohibited
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: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations 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

KEY SERVICES

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

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoFoot Hills State Forest - Brainerd Area Office
(218) 833-8710
www.dnr.state.mn.us
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

GPS POINTS

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Spider Lake Trail Photo

Spider Lake OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/18/2012 (Thanks!)

Spider Lake Trail Photo

OHV at Spider Lake OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/18/2012 (Thanks!)

Spider Lake Trail Photo

OHV at Spider Lake OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/18/2012 (Thanks!)

Spider Lake Trail Photo

Spider Lake OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 5/18/2015 (Thanks!)

© 2005-2016 RiderPlanet USA. All Rights Reserved. Home  |   ATV Trails  |   Articles  |   Calendar  |   Support Center  |   Good Stuff