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Stony Spur ATV Trail

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Tomahawk Trail, Superior National Forest, Birch Lake, Stony River, Chow Lake, Denley Lake, Beaver Hut Lake, Baird Lake, Snake River, August Lake, Dunnigan Lake, Slate Lake, Harris Lake Creek

Last Known StatusClosed For Season

This 26 mile trail is open to ATV use during the summer and snowmobiles during the winter. Trail is mainly a graded road that winds through a scenic mixed hardwood and evergreen forest and by numerous ponds, creeks and rivers and eventually leads to a shelter area. Wildlife consists of wolves, deer and black bear. Birch Lake RV Park offers direct trail access.

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Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenApril 1 - November 30
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 WidthYes (65 inches)has entrance gate or posts
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 & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
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 Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedno trailblazing
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest




Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityBabbitt, MN
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Duluth, MN
1) Take US-53 North about 60 miles
2) Turn right (north-east) on SR-169, continue 6.2 miles
3) Turn right (east) on CR-21, continue about 20 miles toward town of Babbitt
4) Continue past golf course on the right (south). Parking is next to the softball field or continue east about 3 miles to Birch Lake RV Park.


Contact InfoSuperior National Forest - Kawishiwi Ranger District
1393 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731
(218) 365-7600
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
CommentOHV Permit Info



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Miles Of Trail26
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1400 to 1600 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 little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
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 national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has almost all roads.All
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has almost all beginner terrain.All
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has no intermediate level terrain.None
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None



Gasoline GasolineOn SiteBlomberg's Convenience Store (218) 827-2499
Diesel DieselOn SiteBlomberg's Convenience Store (218) 827-2499
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (E)Birch Lake RV Park (218) 827-2342
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (E)Birch Lake RV Park (218) 827-2342
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (E)Birch Lake RV Park (218) 827-2342
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (E)Birch Lake RV Park (218) 827-2342
Convenience Store Conv StoreOn SiteBlomberg's Convenience Store (218) 827-2499
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