Trail Information & Maps
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.
Some Do's and Don'ts:
- You cannot drive an ATV on any Emily City Sidewalks
- You cannot ride on MN Hwy 6 road shoulders or road bed
- You can make a direct perpendicular crossing of MN Highway 6
- You can ride an ATV on Crow Wing Cty Rd 1 - Far right side of road surface
- You can Ride an ATV on designated City of Emily streets
- Mind your Speed, and Ride with Lights On
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.
Emily/Outing ATV Trail Update.
Jack Halvorsen and Perry May rode our A and B trails on 9/10/19. We have another beaver dam by the 70 foot puncheon bridge on the B trail which is flooding that area. We plan to breach that dam next week after we receive the next round of heavy rain tomorrow.
The B trail between the gates is holding some water, but none of the puddles deeper than 12".
The A trail from Sunset Hill Road to Charleys Rd (75th avenue) is of concern. There are two deep water holes that are 30"+, and a number of 12" to 15" water holes. This area needs help with a mini-excavator, and fill. We will not be able to fix everything, but can improve a lot of the trail on September 23 & 24. We may try to pump some of the water holes down so that we can create a dry route around the deeper water
The Emily Blind Lake ATV Trail is moving forward. We have received our signed grant to begin the project work. Before we begin moving any soils we must procure various permits such as DOT (Department of Transportation) Permit for work along MN Highway 6, Crow Wing County Permit, to allow work on County property, apply for a SWPPP Permit (Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan) and purchase wetland credits after our replacement plan is approved by a TEP (Technical Evaluation Panel) in accordance with the MN Wetland Conservation Act. We will be meeting with contractors and engineering firms to solicit bids and to help with permit applications. Additional grant applications will be needed to help make-up the Clubs matching funds of approximately $38,000 to construct this 16-mile trail. As you can see, New Trails do not just happen, it takes many hours of meetings, permits, and applications before we can turn a shovel of dirt.
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.
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