Blue Ox Trail (Voyageur Trail)

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The Blue Ox–Voyageur Trail is a multi-use trail that permits ATVs and snowmobiles. It also accommodates mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians along the former railroad right-of-way between International Falls and Lake Bemidji State Park.

The nearly 100-mile trail travels through remote stretches of subalpine forest, spruce swamps and upland stands of aspen, linking towns along the way. It can be boggy in places but does provide access to some of Minnesota's most scenic landscapes. The trail incorporates beautiful railroad trestles across the Little Fork and Big Fork rivers.

At it's southern end in Lake Bemidji State Park, the Blue Ox Trail–Voyageur Trail connects to the Paul Bunyan State Trail at County Road 20. The latter, carries on for another 119 miles and is paved.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Blue Ox-Voyageur Trail is available in Internationa Falls, Lake Bemidji State Park, Northome and Big Falls. For information, contact the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources at (218) 999-7923.


A lot to know about a trail with little info

   June, 2016 by adamsmarineservice

Parts of the trail between Big Falls and Littlefork are under a foot or more of water, and for a considerable distance. Not recommended for smaller atvs, bicycles, etc, on that portion. Most of the trail is overgrown with tall grass and in some areas more

No wonder no one responded to my request for info re. the Blue Ox

   September, 2013 by gim820

I posted two eariler reviews which were requests for info about the Blue Ox/Voager Trl. Since I am in the process of Traversing America latitude by latitude on trails only from the Canadian to Mexican border, the Blue Ox provides the closest I could come more

Anyone ridden this trail in 2013?

   August, 2013 by gim820

Looking for information regarding ability to get to Bemigi from International Falls by bicycle. Is this trail passable with a mountain bike? Is there water over the trai? Any comments would be helpful. Thanks read more