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Arrowhead State Trail

The Arrowhead State Trail follows 135 miles from the Taconite State Trail near Lake Vermilion/Tower/Ely to just south of International Falls.  The multi-purpose trail is known for its winter snowmobiling.  During non-winter months the trail is used for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.  Approximately 69 miles of the trail are suitable for non-snowmobile activities.

During its journey, the Arrowhead travels within 10 miles of the BWCA, within a mile of the Voyageurs National Park and passes through the Sturgeon River State Forest and Kabetogama State Forest.  Adjoining trails include:  Hagerman Trail, Voyageur West Trail, Voyageur Crane Lake Trail, Voyageur Country Trail, Voyageur Trail, Wolf Track Trail, Bearskin Trail, and Taconite Trail.

Share the trail with others

  • Stay on designated trails.
  • Keep right so others can pass.
  • Keep all pets on leash.
  • Obey traffic signs and rules.
  • Pack out all garbage and litter.
  • Respect adjoining landowners rights and privacy.
  • Warn other trail users when passing by giving an audible signal.
  • Some horses may be spooked by quiet bikers or in-line skaters. Let them know you are passing.
  • Overnight camping and campfires are permitted only on designated campsites.
  • Do not leave campfires unattended.
  • Enjoy the beauty of wild plants & animals, but leave them undisturbed for all to enjoy.

Arrowhead State Trail Web site

Arrowhead State Trail Snowmobile Conditions

Maps Available

Arrowhead State Trail Map Download (PDF)




Hiking Trails:

Arrowhead State Trail

Bear Head State Park

Border Route Trail

Cascade River State Park

Eagle Mountain

The Grand Portage

Kekekabic Trail

Kelso Mountain Trail

Pincushion Mountain

North Shore State Trail

Superior Hiking Trail

Superior National Trails

Taconite State Trail

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