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Huntersville State Forest

Saturday, December 23, 2023

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Huntersville State Forest, Minnesota

Last Known StatusOpen

The Huntersville State Forest offers about 59 miles of narrow single track motorcycle trails. There are a few miles open to ATVs but this trail system caters to dirt bike riders.

The area offers two trailheads (Huntersville East and Huntersville West) which are connected by a linear ATV trail that follows the highway. Huntersville Campground is located in the southern portion of the forest and has access to a couple loops. Dual sport motorcycles can make the most of the area since there are sections of forest roads that can only be traveled by street legal machines.

All trails are marked and rated for difficulty and occasional enduro events are hosted by the Twin Cities Trail Riders.

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Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round except during spring thaw and deer hunting season.
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas
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
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
CommentSummer camping limited to 14 days. Between second Sunday in September and the first Saturday in May, camping is limited to 21 days.


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest


Tent: $17.00
RV: $17.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Shell City and Huntersville Landing Campground Fee


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityMenahga, MN
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Park Rapids, MN
For Huntersville Staging Area - East:
1) Take US-71 South about 4 miles
2) Turn left (east) onto MN-87, continue about 4 miles
3) Turn right (south) onto County 6/Lake Street, continue about 4 miles
4) Turn left (east) onto 380th Street, continue about 7 miles. Staging area is on the right (south).

For For Huntersville Staging Area - West:
5) Head east on 380th Street about 4 miles
6) Staging area is on the left (south).


Contact InfoHuntersville State Forest
(612) 965-8618
Contact InfoTwin Cities Trail Riders
8051 W 195th Street
Jordan, MN 55352
(651) 482-8181



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Approx Size33,964 acres (53 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail59
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1300 to 1400 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
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 little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis state forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis state forest has many shaded areas.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 little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


Gasoline GasolineMenahga, MN
Diesel DieselMenahga, MN
Potable Water WaterMenahga, MN
RV Hookups RV HookupMenahga, MN
RV Dump Station RV DisposalMenahga, MN
Primitive Camping CampgroundMenahga, MN
Convenience Store Conv StoreMenahga, MN
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