Snowmobile Northern Minnesota
We are located in the George Washington State Forest – 35 miles north of Grand Rapids – and centrally located amongst the trails so you don’t have to ride the same trail twice. We have direct access to the Herb Brandstrom Trail which will take you north to the Circle Trails or take it south to hit the Taconite Trail. From our resort you can connect to over hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Itasca county and St Louis county – some of the best snowmobiling in Minnesota. Local snowmobile clubs and the Department of Natural Resources developed the trails and maintain them. In the northeast part of Itasca County, where Loon Point Resort is located, you will find some of the most scenic trails, best maintained, and least heavily traveled. If you like to avoid the crowds, you’ll enjoy making Loon Point Resort your home base.
For the ‘die-hard’ snowmobiler our resort location is the perfect starting point for your Northern Minnesota Snowmobile Trail adventure. There are several loops you can ride giving you the opportunity to put on hundreds of miles and not ride the same trail twice.
Gas Stations/Convenience Stores and restaurants are located throughout the trail systems. We have snowmobile maps that we can give you and can also give you suggestions on which trails to ride and which places to stop at for gas and great food – all accessible by snowmobile.
Northern Minnesota Snowmobile Trail Conditions: COME & RIDE WITH US!
Trail Reports: We get out and ride the trails as much as we can so we will update our website with trails conditions often
3-15-2018 Trail Conditions: Hello everyone! Our snowmobile season has pretty much come to an end. If you’re desperate you could ride but you will encounter many bare spots, slush and mud. It was an awesome season!! We had great trail conditions up by us, so a huge THANK YOU to the Swampsiders Snowmobile Club, the DNR and the Marcell Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club for doing such an awesome job at grooming the trails and keeping them groomed. Hopefully we’ll have lots of snow next winter so we can see you all again!! Have a great summer!!
Mid-week winter special: stay 2 nights (Sunday – Wednesday) and get the 3rd night free!!!
SNOWMOBILE CLUBS: We have 5 cabins available to accommodate large groups.
- Herb Brandstrom, Scenic Park, Little Bear, Circle T, Circle L Trails – We have direct access to the Herb Brandstrom trail via the groomed Loon Point Spur. This trail will take you north to Bigfork or south to the Taconite Trail (Swampsiders Snowmobile Club)
- Tim Corey & Bear Lake Trails – these trails are northeast of us. (DNR)
- Bigfork Lions, Wilderness Willie Trail, Effie Connection, Marcell, Circle T & Cameron Trails – these trails are over by Bigfork & Marcell. (Marcell Snowdrifters)
- Taconite Trail – (DNR)
- Bearskin Trail, Wolftrack Trail, Cook Access Trail – these trails are northeast of us. (Cook Timberwolves Snowmobile Club)
- Day Brook, Nashwauk, Lud Mandich, Delbert Brandstrom & Lawron Trails – these trails are south of us. (Lawron Trail Riders)
- Keystone, Diamond Lake, Dirty Mike’s & Hornet Spur Trails – these trails are south of us, down by Bovey & Coleriane. (Itasca Snow Rangers)
- Greenway, Blackberry, Pelkey, Pengilly, Charter & Goodland Trails – these trails are way south of us, down by Coleraine, Marble, Calumet area (Greenway Snowmobile Club)
- Suomi Trail – these trails are northwest of Grand Rapids. (38’ers Snowmobile Club)
For more information on the trails and trail conditions give us a call!! 218-245-1470
- Visit Grand Rapids Trail Map – Itasca County – trails north, west and south of us – Bigfork, Marcell, Winnibigoshish, Deer River, Grand Rapids
- Voyageur National Park – north of us – Big Falls, International Falls, Kabetogama, Orr
- Taconite State Trail map – south and east of us – Grand Rapids, Lake Vermillion, Ely
- St Louis county – west of us – Hibbing, Chisholm, Cook, Virginia, Lake Vermilion
- MN DNR Interactive Snowmobile Trail Map – excellent map – type Wasson for Place and select lake as the type. The map will take you right to us!
More Trail Conditions
- MN DNR Snow Depth and Trail Conditions
- Visit Grand Rapids Trail Conditions – Itasca County
- Voyageur National Park
- Taconite State Trail – will take you to the DNR trail conditions site
- Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association
- RiderX – from ride planning to managing your vehicles, RiderX provides you with the tools to plan your next adventure. App includes trail maps, record your rides, gas, food & lodging and no signal needed.
The Taconite State Trail extends 165 miles from Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Ely, Minnesota and intersects the Arrowhead State Trail west of Lake Vermilion. On the Grand Rapids end, the trail is paved for the first 6 miles for in-line skating and biking. The rest of the trail is natural surface used primarily in the winter months for snowmobiling. In the summer, several areas contain standing water, but some areas are suitable for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking.
Taconite State Trail is a scenic experience twisting through aspen, birch, and pine forest leading to many isolated lakes and streams. Exploring the trail from Grand Rapids and heading north depicts the previous impact of the iron ore mining industry. As the trail goes north, the terrain becomes rolling and winding through thick forests. The Taconite Trail leads through State and National Forest land as well.
If you don’t have a snowmobile of your own and would like to rent, contact Rapids Rental in Grand Rapids. You can either pick up a rental sled there – or ask them to deliver it right to the resort! Call 800-542-0036 for more information on renting.
Snowmobiling on the Mesabi Trail
Certain sections of the Mesabi TrailSM trail allow snowmobile use. The following sections are posted NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES – EXCEPT SNOWMOBILES:
- Grand Rapids to Prairie River Bridge
- Coleraine to connection of Taconite Trail
- Hibbing to Buhl
The rest of the trail is posted NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES and snowmobiling is not allowed.
Don’t forget that Snowmobile Safety Certification is required by law for residents born after December 31, 1976. Click HERE for more information.