Snowmobiling on the North Shore
There are many things to do during the winter months on the North Shore. One favorite of many is snowmobiling! Whether you want to play in the powder, take a drive over the frozen lakes, or tour the developed trails, the North Shore likely has the type of riding that suits your style.
The snowmobile trails in the area go over both private and public land and are managed and developed through a MN DNR Grant-In-Aid program. There are 450 miles of trail in Cook County alone. There are few requirements to use the trail. As long as your snowmobile is registered in the state of Minnesota and you obey the speed limits, the trails are yours to enjoy!
The largest and most famous trail in Northeastern Minnesota, the CJ Ramstad/North Shore State Trail, spans 146 miles running from Duluth to Grand Marais. It carves a path through the backwoods with magnificent views and scenery. You can enter this trail at various entry points, including Duluth, Two Harbors, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Schroeder, Tofte, and more!
There are also many more trails that span across the North Shore, including the Duluth Cross Town East and West, Pequaywan, Two Harbors Corridor, and the Moose Walk. Trail maps and snowmobiling resources can be found below.
Links to Trail Maps
Minnesota DNR Maps and Resources
CJ Ramstad/North Shore Trail Map
Lower North Shore Trails
Upper North Shore Trails
Cook County Area Map
Interactive Snowmobile Trails Map
Snowmobile Trails GPS Data
Other Links of Interest
Snow depth map
Trail Conditions 1
Trail Conditions 2
Cook County Snowmobile club web page
Trail Marker brochure
Beaver Bay Sports | 4878 US Hwy 61, Beaver Bay | [email protected] | (218) 226-4666
Steve’s Sports in Grand Marais | 531 E Hwy 61, Grand Marais | (800) 487-1835
Hungry Jack Lodge | 372 Hungry Jack Road, Grand Marais | (218) 338-2265
Gunflint Lodge | 143 S Gunflint Lake, Grand Marais | [email protected] | (800) 328-3325