Biking & Hiking Trails

The Chippewa National Forest makes maps available for most of their hiking trails, ranging from .5 miles to 68 miles. Some trails are known for their Eagle viewing, others are self-guided nature tours. Seventy eight miles of non-motorized trails pass through some of the best Grouse habitat in the Forest. In addition to offering excellent fall Grouse and Deer hunting opportunities, these trails also provide excellent hiking, cross country skiing and wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year.

The Flowing Well Trail offers hikers an opportunity to view birds and other wildlife like deer, fox, mink, fisher and an occasional moose. At the end of the trail, hearty souls are rewarded with a long, cold, refreshing drink from the flowing well; which has been flowing since it was drilled in 1914.

The Lost Forty loop is a biking trail that winds for 27 miles around the lost 40, Island Lake, Moose Lake and the Popple river. It is classified a moderate trail.

The Cutfoot Sioux Trail is located 18 miles northwest of Deer River just off Hwy 46 and offers 22 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Trail maps are available at the Rangers station in Blackduck. Stop by the Ranger station at 417 Forestry Drive in Blackduck or call 218-835-4294.