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Spider Lake OHV Area

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Alt Names Foot Hills State Forest, North Island Lake, Perch Lake, Bear Lake, Taylor Lake, Fire Tower Forest Road, Root Trail
Last Known Status Open

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 City Pine 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).
Area Trail
Land State Forest
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
Permit Required Yes MN OHV Permit
Dates Open Year-Round except during spring thaw and deer hunting season.
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB) OHMs not to exceed distance of 20 inches, ATVs 99dB at 20 inches
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
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 Required Youth Only required for operators under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction Not Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited keep on the trail
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 Info Foot Hills State Forest - Brainerd Area Office
(218) 833-8710
Contact Info Minnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
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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!)

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Miles Of Trail 26
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 1400 to 1500 ft.
Trail Maintenance Unknown
Loose Dirt This trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has some mud after it rains.Some
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has little rocks.Little
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has no steep hills.None
Sand/Gravel Pits This state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little

First Aid First Aid 20-30 Miles (SE) St. Josephs Medical Center (218) 568-4416
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (E) SuperValue (218) 587-2488
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (E) Cenex (218) 587-4461
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (E) Pine River
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (SE) Chlebecek's River View RV Park (218) 587-4112
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (SE) Chlebecek's River View RV Park (218) 587-4112
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (E) Carl's Market Inc (218) 587-4449
Swimming Swim Area 1-5 Miles (SW) Spider Lake Beach
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 1-5 Miles (SW) Spider Lake

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