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 government trail sponsors, maintains the Emily-Outing, Emily Blind Lake, and Moose River ATV trails. The Emily-Outing and Emily Blind Lake Trails are open from May 15th to October 31st for both Class I and Class II ATVs.  The Moose River trail system is open year round except for firearm hunting season.

Our ATV trail system is 72 miles in length. The trail systems begin in Emily and travels north through Outing to the Moose River loops, which are located 6 miles north of Outing.  The trail also heads south and east from Emily towards the Blind Lake ATV trails. Our trails also connect to the Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System through the Moose River Connector Trail and the Emily Blind Lake trail via the Soo Line North Corridor Trail. Once on the Northwoods Regional ATV Trail, an ATV rider can connect to all of the Aitkin County Trails, along with connecting to the Soo Line South Corridor Trails, and to towns and cites such as Hill City, Cass Lake, Boy River, Palisade, McGregor and Moose Lake.

The Emily Blind Lake ATV Grant-In-Aid (GIA) State Trail opened in September, 2021. The Over The Hills Gang ATV Club, in coordination with our trail sponsor Crow Wing County, maintains the Emily Blind Lake GIA ATV Trail. The Emily Blind Lake Trail is open from May 15th to October 31st for Class I and Class II ATVs, as well as Off Highway Motorcycles. This new multi-use ATV trail is a 16-mile trail connecting the counties of Crow Wing and Aitkin. The trail connects two major north-central Minnesota ATV Trail systems, the Emily Outing and Moose River ATV Trails, with the Aitkin County Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System, forming a continuous loop of over 70-miles of GIA Trail. Riders using trail amenities in the local communities of Emily, Palisade, Hill City and Outing will add new economic revenue for local businesses.

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 and Cuyuna Chambers of Commerce, Club members and ATV enthusiasts.


Our ATV trail system has three main routes designated as the "Emily-Outing", the "Emily-Blind Lake", and the "Moose River Trails".  The Emily-Outing trail has "A" and "B" trails.  The Moose River Trails have three main loops known as the Plantation, Wren, and Cedar Lake Loops.  The Emily-Blind Lake trail connects you to the Blind Lake trail system to the east, making possible a 70-mile loop.

Tips for Riding Your ATV Safely and Legally in Our Area


A Trail Closure
Permanent trail section closure
Soil erosion, resulting from ATV traffic, is contributing to unwanted sediment being carried into Little Emily Lake affecting lake and aquatic life quality. The Hwy 6 bank leading to the highway shoulder is also eroding leading to the highway asphalt breaking away.  To protect our most important state asset, our waterways, a short section of the Hwy 6 ditch trail will be PERMANENTLY closed to ATV traffic between Mill Road and Papoose Road.  The route between Emily and Outing remains passable via Mill Road and the -B- trail.  ATV riders on the west side of HWY 6 in the section of the closure can utilize the existing ATV trail that runs between Blue Lake Road and Anna Lake Road.  This is a due-diligence approach to balancing the positive economic impacts ATV recreation brings to our communities while also protecting riders, lakes, highway users, and property owners along the trail.

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.

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