Soo Line Trail - Southern Route

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The Soo Line Trail Southern Route is more popularly known as the Soo Line South ATV Trail. The converted rail-trail runs for 105.6 miles in Minnesota between Royalton and the Minnesota–Wisconsin state line east of Pleasant Valley. The Soo Line South ATV Trail continues uninterrupted into Wisconsin, here known as Saunders State Trail, traveling for another 8.4 miles to Boylston Junction near Superior, WI. The entire route, including the Wisconsin portion, is open to motorized use.

This scenic route includes a mix of woods, farmland and trestle crossings on the Kettle River and Birch Creek and includes the Northern Pine Riders ATV Trail. The Soo Line Trail South connects with the 148-mile Soo Line North ATV Trail, southwest of Moose Lake. In Royalton the rail-trail continues southeast on the other side of US 10; however, this section, known as the Soo Line Recreational Trail, is open to non-motorized use only.

Parking and Trail Access


camp sites near red top.

   August, 2014 by dline19

What are some of the better campsites near red top? I have not ventured on the soo line yet and looking for a place to pitch a tent mid way between royalton and the northern soo line. Any help is appreciated!! read more


   November, 2012 by fjc142

Are there enough places to fuel up? read more

Can anyone tell me about the Trailhead in Onamia?

   June, 2012 by dmzs2012

Looking for a convenient parking area close to the Trail in Onamia any suggestions? Please email: read more