Minnesota OHV Trails
Map of Balsam Trail in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).
Balsam Trail This 8-mile trail in eastern Itasca County follows trails within the George Washington State Forest. Forested areas vary from densely wooded to harvested pine that open to wide views of the surrounding landscape. This trail follows the Taconite State Trail for 2.5 miles where ATVs and OHMs are allowed. Motorized uses are not allowed beyond this section of the Taconite State Trail. The Balsam trail is provided by Itasca County and maintained by the Balsam Trail Blazers. Bigfork and Balsam (B&B) Connection This 33-mile Grant-in-Aid trail traverses through portions of the Chippewa National Forest, George Washington State Forest and Itasca county lands from Bigfork to Balsam (B&B). Approximately 20 miles of this trail is for OHV use, 10 miles are federal and state forest roads and the remaining miles follow county road corridors. There are 8 boardwalks/bridges that total over a 1/4-mile. The trail travels through low meadows, marshes, aspen and pine forests as well as gravel outcroppings. You will see streams, ponds and views of lakes in the distance. Wildlife sightings are common. Food and fuel are available near the trail head, the midway point near mile marker 15 and a few short miles from the end of the trail. The trail is maintained by the Wilderness Wheelers ATV Club opens in a new browser tab headquartered in Bigfork, MN. Little Moose Trail This 18-mile trail in eastern Itasca County follows trails within the George Washington State Forest. Forested areas vary from densely wooded to harvested pine that open to wide views of the surrounding landscape. The trail travels by Hartley, Scooty and Wolf lakes and crosses the west fork of the Prairie River. The trail is provided by Itasca County and maintained by the Balsam Trail Blazers.
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, October 2022