Snowmobiling on the North Shore

One of the many things to do on the North Shore during the winter months is to snowmobile! Whether you want to play in the powder, take a drive over the frozen lakes, or tour the developed trails, the North Shore has what you’re looking for.

The trails on the North Shore wind through private and public land and are managed and developed through an MN DNR Grant-In-Aid program. In Cook County alone there are 450 miles of trail. As long as your snowmobile is registered in the state of Minnesota and you obey the speed limits, the trails are yours to enjoy!

The largest and most famous trail, the CJ Ramstad/North Shore State Trail, spans 146 miles starting in Duluth and ending in Grand Marais. This trail carves a path through the backwoods and cliffs rising out of Lake Superior with magnificent views and scenery. You can enter this trail at various entry points, including Duluth, Two Harbors, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Schroeder, Tofte, and much more!

There are also many more trails that span across the North Shore, including the Duluth Cross Town East and West, Pequaywan, Two Harbors Corridor, and the Moose Walk. Find trail maps and snowmobiling resources for your next snowmobile trip below.                   
Links to Trail Maps            

Minnesota DNR Maps and Resources
CJ Ramstad/North Shore Trail Map
Lower North Shore Trails
Upper North Shore Trails
Cook County Area Map
Interactive Snowmobile Trails Map
Snowmobile Trails GPS Data

Other Links of Interest
Snow depth map
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions
Cook County Snowmobile club web page
Trail Marker brochure

Snowmobile Rentals
Beaver Bay Sports  |   4878 US Hwy 61, Beaver Bay   |  [email protected] |  (218) 226-4666
Steve’s Sports in Grand Marais  |  531 E Hwy 61, Grand Marais  |  (800) 487-1835
Hungry Jack Lodge  |  372 Hungry Jack Road, Grand Marais  |  (218) 338-2265
Windingo Lodge (early reservation required)  |  7890 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais  |  (218) 388-2222
Gunflint Lodge  |  143 S Gunflint Lake, Grand Marais  |  [email protected]  |  (800) 328-3325