Soo Line Trail - Northern Route

Minnesota

Soo Line Trail - Northern Route Facts

States: Minnesota
Counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cass
Length: 148 miles
Trail end points: US 2 (Cass Lake) and Moose Lake
Trail surfaces: Ballast, Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016316
Trail activities: ATV, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Soo Line Trail - Northern Route Description

The Soo Line North Trail travels for 148 miles through forest and bog between Moose Lake in the south and Cass Lake in the north. The trail, which is popular with ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter, runs through Hill River State Forest, Bowstring State Forest and Chippewa National Forest.

The Soo Line North Trail connects with the 114-mile Soo Line South Trail at Moose Lake.

Parking and Trail Access

You can park and access the trail at several places:

Cass Lake - park along trail
Lawler - parking lot along trail; toilets, picnic tables
McGreggor - park along street
Palisade - park in town or at the county park; camping, picnic, toilets
Swatara - park adjacent to trail; picnic, toilets
Shovel Lake - park adjacent to trail; toilet, warming shed
Remer - park adjacent to trail
Moose Lake - Moose Lake Depot historical museum

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