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Iron Range OHVRA

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Gilbert OHV Park, Deep Lake, Gill Lake, Leaf Lake, Red Valley, Deer Run Loop, Littlefoot Trail, Berry Trail, Bigfoot Trail, Gorge Rock Crawl, Jackpine Lane, Quartz Mountain, Red Hills West, Skull Road, Waynes World, Money Talks, Yo-Yo Hill, Gumbys Rocks, Camper Trail, Genoa Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular off-road park features about 50 miles of rugged 4x4 trails, technical rock gardens, shallow water crossings and challenging hill climbs. The trails are marked and rated and all vehicle types are permitted.

As of this writing there is no fee charged to ride or park except during special events, but all machines must have current registration. The park does not have a campground but nearby Sherwood Forest Campground is just a couple miles away and offers direct trail access.

The park is open year-round but hours are seasonal, so call first or check the park website before heading out. Nearby attractions include the childhood home of famous folk singer and songwriter Bob Dylan.

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Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenNov 1 through Oct 31 - Daily; Nov 1 through April 30 - Friday-Sunday; closed during deer hunting season
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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 Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for operators under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours 8am to 1 hour before sunset
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size3,600 acres (6 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail49
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1300 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
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 mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has few sand or gravel pits.Few
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 some expert terrain.Some


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Recreation
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Holiday Station Store (218) 741-7190
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Holiday Station Store (218) 741-7190
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)West Forty RV Park (218) 749-2821
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Sherwood Forest Campground (218) 748-2221
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Sherwood Forest Campground (218) 748-2221
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Lakeland Store (218) 865-6194




Our RatingRating
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityGilbert, MN
Address7196 Petit Road, Gilbert, MN 55741
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Duluth, MN
1) Take US-53 (SR-194) North to Exit for SR-37
2) Turn right (east) on SR-37 east, continue 3.6 miles
3) Turn right on SR-135, continue 1.1 miles
4) Turn right on Enterprise Trail, proceed toward the park.


Contact InfoIron Range Tourism Bureau
403 North First Street
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 749-8161
(800) 777-8497
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
CommentOHV Permit Info
Contact InfoSherwood Forest Campground
301 Ore Be Gone Drive
Gilbert, MN 55741
(218) 748-2221


Iron Range Trail Photo

Iron Range OHVRA Trail

When it rains some trail flooding may occur and there is plenty of mud. Photo Submitted 7/31/2019 (Thanks!)

Iron Range Trail Photo

Iron Range OHVRA Trail

There are some technical and rocky sections of trail which can be very challenging for ATVs and low clearance UTVs.

Iron Range Trail Photo

Iron Range OHVRA Trail

Photo Submitted 3/18/2018 (Thanks!)

Iron Range Trail Photo

Iron Range OHVRA Trail

Photo Submitted 3/18/2018 (Thanks!)

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