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This project, originally named the Aitkin-Itasca 70-Mile ATV/OHV Trail Project, includes the development of an extensive, first-rate ATV/OHV trail in Aitkin and Itasca Counties, Minnesota. The trail is designed to be environmentally sensitive, economically beneficial, and community supported.
Riders are reminded to stay away from construction areas and that it is unlawful to ride on routes where construction has not been completed. For information about trail conditions and routes that are open in Aitkin County, click here. For information about routes in Itasca County click here.
Are you interested in planning a trip on the Northwoods Regional ATV trail? For trip planning information, visit this website: http://www.northwoodsatvtrail.com/
Phase I Overall Map (pdf, 260 kb)
Solana Forest Loop (click here) (pdf) - TRAIL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Lawler Loops, North and South (pdf) UPDATED 2010 MAP AVAILABLE, CLICK HERE (pdf) - TRAIL OPEN FOR 2010 SEASON
Moose River Connection (click here) (pdf) - TRAIL OPEN FOR 2010 SEASON
Itasca Phase I and Phase II Trails (pdf) UPDATED 2010 MAP AVAILABLE, CLICK HERE (pdf, 1.2MB)
The Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System will:
The project is directed by the 70-Mile Trail Oversight Committee with 19 members representing diverse interests and experiences from throughout the project area. Dovetail Partners and Applied Ecological Services are contracted to assist the Committee with project coordination. Committee Meetings are open to the public. Any questions or comments about the project can be directed to Katie Fernholz at Dovetail Partners, email or phone: 612-333-0430.
|4/29/08||6pm||Woodland Bank Hill City|
|3/23/09||6 pm||Itasca County Fairgrounds|
|5/12/09||6 pm||Itasca County Fairgrounds|
|2/09/10||6 pm||Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City|
|3/16/10||6 pm||Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City|
|7/14/10 - Grand Opening
||2 pm||Jackson's Hole, Lawler|
|8/24/10 - Open House
||Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City|
|8/31/10||6 pm||Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City|
|10/14/10||6 pm||Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City|
|1/4/11||6 pm||Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City|
|10/11/11||6 pm||Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City|
|1/17/12||6 pm||Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City|
|4/10/12||6 pm||Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City|
|6/7/12 - Grand Opening Event
|4/24/13||6 pm||Quadna Mtn Resort, Hill City|
GIS Plan (pdf)
Information about the data sources to be used and evaluation process.
Project background, planning process, and other information.
In January 2008, the Oversight Committee for the 70-Mile Trail Project in Aitkin and Itasca Counties, Minnesota conducted a survey with the objective of gaining information related to the perceived noise impacts of ATV trails.
Proposed Phase 2 ATV Trail Segment Survey – Itasca County
Survey Results Report - 70-Mile Trail Project (pdf)
The Oversight Committee for the 70-Mile Trail Project in Aitkin and Itasca Counties, Minnesota conducted a survey with the objective of gaining information about the perceived impacts of alternative Phase II trail routes in Itasca County.
This ATV/OHM trail monitoring, maintenance, and enforcement plan has been developed to guide monitoring general trail conditions, determining relative amounts of use and use patterns, determining impacts to the environment, establishing trail maintenance procedures, and monitoring adherence to state laws and county ordinances regarding ATV and OHM use.
Approved by the Committee 1/29/08
Aitkin-Itasca 70-Mile OHV Trail EAW (pdf), EQB Publication date August 11, 2008 (deadline for public comments September 10, 2008)
Record of Decision EAW (pdf)
(Aitkin County Board of Commissioners, October 28, 2008) Click here for more information
Northwoods Regional Trail Phase II EAW (pdf), EQB Publication date November 15, 2010 (deadline for public comments December 15, 2010)
(Aitkin County Board of Commissioners, January 11, 2011)
Project Poster (pdf)
General Information about the project and contact information.
Project Comment Form (doc)
Form for submiting comments on the project. Comments can also be submitted via email to: email@example.com.
Project Progress Reports
Information about the project, work to date and next steps.
January 2008 (pdf)
April 2008 (pdf)
July 2008 (pdf)
December 2008 (pdf)
Lawler Loops ATV Trail - Progress Report, 8/11/09
(If the picture and video are not visible, please click here to view the video at YouTube.)
General Information and News
Information about trail design, recreational managment, and regulations.
Duluth News Tribune June 17, 2012
Aitkin Independent Age July 21, 2010
Duluth News Tribune July 13, 2010
|Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System Map - 2011||3.02 MB|