Cut Foot Sioux NRT

Length: 22.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing

     Some sections are closed to ATVs and motorcycles.

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Location: Chippewa National Forest; Deer River Ranger District
State(s): Minnesota
Counties: Itasca
Longitude: -94.0999
Latitude: 47.57654

Driving Directions

18 miles NW of Deer River on Hwy. 46.


The Cut Foot Sioux National Recreation Trail is located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. The trail provides 22 miles of outstanding hiking and equestrian riding opportunities as it winds through mature stands of white and red pine, as well as many lakes, streams and wetlands indicative of Northern Minnesota. Connecting to the Cut Foot Sioux NRT is over 120 miles of equestrian trails, and the Cut Foot Sioux Horse Camp. This combination of trails and equestrian possibilities makes for a premier horseback riding destination.

The major partners involved with the development of the Cut Foot Horse Camp include the Minnesota Horse Council, the North Central Research Station, Grand Rapids and the Chippewa National Forest. Many local trail riding clubs and individuals also volunteered their time with contributions by the Minnesota Trail Riders Association.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation

Average Grade: 3%
Maximum Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 1,305
Elevation High Point: 1,350
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Forest Service - trail information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Deer River Ranger District, Chippewa NF
1235 Division Street
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-2123



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