Snowmobile Trails on the North Shore MN

Whether you are looking to play in the powder, skim across frozen lakes, or tour first-class trails, snowmobiling is intrinsic to winter up north. Snowmobile trails on the North Shore provide the opportunity to explore the spectacular Lake Superior shoreline, adjacent ridges, lakes, forests and towns.

Trail Ethics and Common Sense

Snowmobile trails on the North Shore cross private and public land and are developed and maintained through a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) Grant-In-Aid program. Local snowmobile groups act in conjunction with the state to create, groom and maintain area trails. Snowmobiling is free of charge in Minnesota as long your snowmobile is registered here, or in your home state or province. A 50 MPH speed limit is in effect unless otherwise posted.

North Shore State Trail

Entry Points


From 1-35, drive north on 21st Avenue East, then northeast on Woodland Avenue, southeast on Martin Road, right onto to Eagle Lake Road and to the parking area.

Two Harbors

From Hwy 61, drive north on County Road 2 about 8-1/2 miles or ride the 9.6 mile Two Harbors Corridor Trail, which has a trailhead and parking just east of town on Hwy 61

Other North Shore Snowmobile Trails

Duluth Cross Town Trail (West Section)

From I-35, take Hwy 23 to 131st Avenue West or take Grand Avenue to 72nd Avenue West Ride the skyline ridge, around Spirit Mountain and the woodlands behind the zoo. This trail connects to the Willard Munger State Trail which leads south towards Carlton, Minnesota.

Length: 33 miles
Duluth Cross Town Trail (East Section)

From 1-35, continue to London Road, drive north on 61st Avenue East, which turns into Lester River Road. Snowmobile out of Lester Park into the Hawk Ridge Valley and city woodlands to the start of the North Shore State Trail.

Length: 12 miles

Snowmobile Rentals

Beaver Bay Sports

Phone: 218-226-4666

We’re adjacent to the North Shore State Trail, Tomahawk Trail & Superior National Forest. Park behind our store, pick up a trail map and ride! You’ll find everything you need at our store. We’re on Hwy 61 in Beaver Bay, 3 miles from Silver Bay & 25 miles from Lutsen. We’ve got single sleds and 2-ups.

Steve's Sports in Grand Marais

Phone: 218-387-1835

We’ve got single and 2-up sleds for you. Located on Hwy 61 on the east end of Grand Marais. Ride right onto the access trail to the North Shore State Trail, the Gunflint Trail system and the Superior National Forest.