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Winter Recreation

Ski Trail Info                             Snowmobile Trail Info


Cross-Country Ski Trail Conditions

Ski Trails Update: (1/4/2022)

The Ski Trails managed by Aitkin County (Long Lake Conservation Center, No-Achen, and Vispo) have all now been groomed once and we will be grooming again by the end of this week (1/3-1/7/22). Overall, the trails are in good shape. More work is being done to firm up the base. With snow expected in the future days, the trails are setting up great for the 2022 season.

The Aitkin County Land Department maintains three groomed cross country ski trails; the No Achen/Tank Trail located near the City of Aitkin, the Long Lake Conservation Center Trail near Palisade, and the Vispo Ski Trail near Glen.

NO ACHEN/TANK TRAILS (Aitkin)Ski trail in Aitkin Co.

MN DNR Ski Pass IS needed on this trail.

Please note: The No Achen trail goes across private land. Please respect the landowners rights and stay on the trail. Follow the signs. 

Achen/Tank ski trail map


MN DNR Ski Pass IS needed on this trail.

Long Lake ski trail map

VISPO (Glen)

Sledding Hill is also groomed.

MN DNR Ski Pass IS NOT needed on this trail.

Vispo ski trail map


Snowmobile Trail Conditions

Snowmobile Trails Update: (1/4/2022)

The Snowmobile trails of Aitkin County are now actively being groomed. The snowmobile trail base this year is in excellent shape due to the precipitation events that have taken place over the past two weeks. All trails are now opened from debris and trees from summer months. Groomers are making their way through swamp areas however some areas are still too wet for grooming. Overall, we have a great start to the season with more snow events predicted for the next week making for great trail riding. Please use caution on the trails and thanks for riding here in Aitkin County.

Aitkin County has over 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

County Map of Snowmobile Trails

Snowmobilers in Aitkin CountySnowmobile maps of these trails are available through Aitkin County tourism at 1-800-526-8342.


Many of our trails go across private land. The easements are December 1st to March 31st ONLY and ONLY for snowmobiling (not ATVs). It is through the generosity of other people that we have the snowmobile trails that we have. It only takes one person to ride through someone's field for the landowner to decide not to allow the trail to go across their land anymore, leading to a closed segment of trail. PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAILS!


We have several volunteer snowmobile clubs in Aitkin County. Below are the contacts for the clubs. Please consider volunteering with a club to help maintain the trails.


Club Contacts:

Hill City - Haypoint Jackpine Savages - Dan Kingsley 218-245-9427
McGregor/Tamarack - Tamarack Sno-Flyers - Wayne Bobendrier 218-820-5992
Palisade - Palisade SuperSledders - Nancy Havilla 612-345-1075
McGrath/Finlayson - Giese SnoCruisers - Joe Kohlgraf 320-515-1878
Mille Lacs Area Trails - Darrell Kelly 320-684-2325
Aitkin - Aitkin Sno-Drifters - Tim Anderson 612-554-3314