Top 3 Single-Track Dirt Bike Trails in Minnesota

With more than 50 state trails to ride in Minnesota, it’s tough to pick the top three. But we whittled it down to this top-three list of single-track dirt bike trails in Minnesota.

Nemadji State Forest

Located along the Minnesota/Wisconsin border, the Nemadji State Forest boasts 100 miles of trails dedicated to ATV and off-highway vehicle riding (OHV), roughly 27 miles of which is single-track trails open to motorcycles only. Tight, wooded, technical trails challenge even the most experienced riders.

Shout out to the Straight Arrows Enduro Riders MC for maintaining the trails.

Dirt Bike at Nemadji State Forest

Paul Bunyan State Forest

Located in the heart of northern Minnesota, the Paul Bunyan State Forest includes two challenging loops that make up 107 miles of single-track dirt bike trails.

Expect tight, wooded, technical trails for more experienced riders, as well as smooth trails for beginners. Also known as the Martineau Recreational Trails, these trails are maintained by the Paul Bunyan Forest Riders MC. Heads up – you might be sharing the track with the occasional deer, bear and duck.

Huntersville State Forest

Not far from the Paul Bunyan State Forest area, Huntersville State Forest encompasses 33,963 acres, including 59 miles of dedicated single-track dirt bike trails, with some two-track and service road loops for beginning riders. 

The annual Huntersville Trailride is a great event featuring a short trail for kids; a novice course on a minimum maintenance road/two-track route for easy, scenic off-highway riding; and an all-day, dual-sport ride of approximately 150 miles.

Thanks to the Town of Huntersville and the Twin Cities Trail Riders for maintaining these trails.

Huntersville Trail

These are our favorite single-track dirt bike trails in Minnesota. Tap here for additional info on all the off-highway motorcycle trails in Minnesota. If you are a dirt biker, it is worth your time to make a trip up north to check out these trails before the snow flies. And don’t forget to check out AMSOIL products for your dirt bike.


  1. I attended the PBFR event this past October. Some of the single track can beat you up, especially if you’re a 65 year-old riding a DRZ! [Fantasing KTM!] Nemadji is a piece of cake compared!

  2. Paul Bunyan State Forest events:
    2017 Enduro is July 29 & 30
    2017 Trail Ride is October 21 &22
    Meet at the Stompin’ Grounds!

  3. Paul Bunyan has some great single track. For “Top 3 Single-Track Dirt Bike Trails in the Upper Midwest” you totally missed the Black Hills National Forest. If the title was Top 3 Single-Track Dirt Bike Trails in Minnesota, you got it right. I suggest you check out the Black Hills on a dirt bike.

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