Trails: The Emily/Outing ATV Grant-In-Aid State Trail opened in June 2014. The Over The Hills Gang ATV Club, in coordination with our trail sponsor Cass County, maintains the Emily/Outing GIA ATV Trail. The Emily/Outing Trail is open from May 1st to October 31st for both Class I and Class II ATVs. This ATV Trail system is 56 miles in length which includes the Moose River Trails. The trail system begins in Emily, MN located on the southern part of the trail, travels through Outing, MN and further north to the Moose River Trail loops which are located 6 miles north of Outing. Funds to maintain these trails are provided by the MN Trail Assistance Program (GIA), through annual grants, fundraising efforts by Over The Hills Gang ATV Club and donations from the Emily/Outing Chamber of Commerce, Club members and ATV enthusiasts.

 

The ATV trail system has two main routes designated as the "A" and "B" trails, and three main loops known as the Plantation, Wren, and Cedar Lake Loops of the Moose River Trails.

TRAIL UPDATE: September, 2018

Ben Allen coordinated club volunteers on September 11, 12 & 13 to repair sections of trail on the B trail, north of Mill Road, and NE by Reservoir Lake, the Mn Hwy 6 ditch, and the A trail just north of Sunset Hill Connector. Club members Perry May, David Thompson, and Terry Sewill came out with their personal equipment to haul fill into remote areas of our trail systems. We continue to get many comments from club members and out-of town riders that tell us our trails are great, they are too smooth, they are too rocky, they are too wet, and there is not enough rocks in the rock crawl. We Agree! We have a wide variety of ATV riders that use our trails, all with different riding abilities and all looking for a different riding experience.

 

As a club, we are only as good as the members who participate in trail work, trail design, and the funds we can spend on the trails. We encourage all ideas to improve and enhance our trails, trail amenities, and coming to a club meeting is a great place to start.

  • For future trail projects we are working with the City of Emily to direct ATV riders through town.
  • We are working with the MN DNR to determine next steps along Reservoir Lake where the lake level has covered a 100 foot section of trail by 30 inches.
  • We are working with MN DOT to plan road ditch improvements, while moving some sections farther away from the inward ditch slope and out of the ditch bottom.
  • We are connecting with residents along MN Hwy 6 to slow ATV's when crossing road approaches.
  • We are working with Crow Wing, Cass, and Aitkin Counties on future trail connections.

 

Lots to do! This is just a short list of trail topics with many areas where members can get involved.

MN DNR Volunteer Trail Ambassadors: The Emily/Outing GIA ATV State Trail is monitored by MN DNR Volunteer Trail Ambassadors. The program exists to promote safe, environmentally responsible operation of OHVs through informational, educational contact and monitoring efforts. Stop and say hello and a thank you to a Volunteer Trail Ambassador!

Trail Maps: The Over The Hills Gang ATV Club typically publishes a new trail map annually which can  be found at most local Emily/Outing businesses, at informational kiosks, or as a printable PDF file here on our site. Small changes as directed by our trail sponsor Cass County, or by the MN Department of Natural Resources requires us to drop or add trail sections. Please check the year on the map for the most up-to-date version.

 

Additional Trails & Information: Check out these other resources for trails and ATV riding information.

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