Hovland Woods Trail

Hovland Woods Trail


Cook County

Trail location map Parking available at the beginning of Boyd Road.

Rhonda Silence

Ride on the Boyd, Tom Lake and Irish Creek Road in Grand Portage State Forest for a remote trail through the Hovland Wood SNA. This trail crosses the Swamp River and provides access to Stevens Lake, Moose Horn Lake and Tom Lake. The terrain along the trail changes from beautiful hardwood forests to pine to granite rock outcrops with scenic vistas of big bog areas. The trail is provided by Cook County and maintained by the Cook County ATV Club.

Trail closings | Trail map  This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. | Not a resident of Minnesota?
Buy your trail pass and find an ELS by the county the trail is located.

Vehicles allowed

Class II allowed

When open


Normal season:
normal season 5/15 to 11/30

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Difficulty & trail length


most difficultmost difficult

16 miles

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