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.
Emily Outing Moose River ATV Trails -Top Ten Riding Tips
- Make sure your ATV is registered, current with year, and displayed properly
- Class I & II ATV’s are allowed on ATV trails (Under 65” in width, and under 2000 lb. dry weight)
- Do not ride your ATV on the road surface or on shoulder on MN State Highway 6 - (Illegal)
- Do not ride your Class II ATV in Cass County or State Highway ditch (except between Emily and Outing in GIA designated Trail ditch) – Needs to be on far-right hand side of road surface of a County Road – State Highway riding is illegal
- Do not ride your Class I on any Cass County Road surface. Needs to be ridden in ditch or on far-right hand of shoulder to avoid sensitive ditch areas. (Class I ATV use on far-right hand of road surface is allowed by ordinance from MN Highway 6 ditch trail to Sunset Hill Road only)
- In Crow Wing County, both Class I and II are allowed on County Roads riding on far-right hand of road. Follow the ATV maximum speed limit signs posted for each road. Use on state highway is Illegal.
- Ride 20 MPH or less on all township roads. The local road authority will close these roads to ATV travel as a trail connection if speed limits are not followed
- Wear a helmet, if you are under 18 years of age or younger it is required by law
- Ride with your lights on if your machine is equipped with headlights and taillight – It is required by Law
- Do not ride off-trail or create your own technical feature on the trails. These trails are maintained by volunteers and follow Grant-In-Aid trail requirements to keep open
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.
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
We have restarted our work on the Emily Blind Lake ATV Trail with finishing work on the boardwalk south of Emily along MN Hwy 6. We will continue to post volunteer work dates on our Facebook page as we begin to progress east completing this trail. Lots more to do - We are projecting a September 2021 trail opening.
Recent rains in the area have compromised a few areas, along the Emily Outing Trail. As you are out riding, please feel free to send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org on areas that need attention before they become impassable.
We will be making a new short trail change behind Morrison Lake Road to eliminate a sharp turn safety hazard near the entrance of a private property owner. We have also started some beginning communications with the DNR and Cass County on looking at alternatives to remove the trail off Sunset Hill Road.
There are new 20 MPH ATV Alert signs that have been installed on Sunset Hill Road through the work of the club working with Crooked Lake Township.
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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