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Ryoushi

Mille Lacs Area

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I was wondering if I stayed at the Grand Casino, if there was anywhere for me to go riding? Would i have to trailer? How far? Any help would be great.

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You would have to trailer from there over to Isle and hop onto the Soo Line. Heading East, you will end up at the Redtop loop about 4.6 miles away from Isle. I believe there's a total of 35 miles of trail to ride there.

There are posted speed limits out there. I think the Soo Line is 25 mph.

I stayed just south of grand casino several years ago and trailered over to Isle which was about a 15-20 journey to get around the south side of Mille Lacs.

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on that same note, when i was driving up 169, on the east side, i seen a 4 wheeler trail or path in the ditch for quite a long stretch. guessing from north of princeton to onamia. Is that just the local kids being non law abiding or is that a legitimate 4 wheeler trail?

I'm guessing it's not the later?

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Pine Center isnt more than 10 miles from Grand Casino

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Thanks for the reply Dozer. If I had been able to make it to the Pine Center ride, I would have known this smile

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Muleshack,

I believe this is north of HWY 10 and is north of the Ag zone so ditch riding would still be legal here barring any other restrictions or ditch closures by the county.

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on that same note, when i was driving up 169, on the east side, i seen a 4 wheeler trail or path in the ditch for quite a long stretch. guessing from north of princeton to onamia. Is that just the local kids being non law abiding or is that a legitimate 4 wheeler trail?

I'm guessing it's not the later?

As far as I know, that is not a legal trail. I don't think it hurts anything, but it's just more people possibly hurting us ATVer's in the eyes of some.

I have heard though, that trail may be turned into a legal trail, but I don't think it follows 169 the whole way to Onamia.

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Muleshack,

I believe this is north of HWY 10 and is north of the Ag zone so ditch riding would still be legal here barring any other restrictions or ditch closures by the county.

Being it is a state highway make any difference?

I really didn't think that was open, but I could be wrong. I just know that some people show a smug face when they see the trails in the ditch.

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Pine Center is probably going to be your best bet. It's on CR 2 south of Garrison. You'll probably have trailer it there though.

I thought if you are north of the ag line and not on an interstate you're legal to ride. Some people don't like the way it looks but I'm pretty sure it's legal. I've ridden Hwy 10 quite a bit and I've never had an issue, I would think 169 wouldn't be any different.

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HWY 169 is a US Highway and from what I've been told is under state jurisdiction.

Interstates are the Right-of-ways that are off limits to ATV at all times i.e. I-94 and I-35.

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There isn't much of a ditch in 169 anywhere north of Isle really to ride though. Can you drive out behind the casino and jump on some county roads to get down to the soo line or up to Pine Center?

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