Chengwatana ATV Trail

Difficulty:  2/5

Quick Facts





Vehicles Allowed

Chengwatana State Forest



ATV  Class 1

ATV Class 2


Detailed description

The Chengwatana ATV Trail system is located in the Chengwatana State Forest. This trail system is just East of Pine City, and less than two hours North of the Twin Cities.

This trail is only approximately 15 miles in length, but with its close location to the Twin Cities, offers great opportunities to get away for a nice day trip. This trail also takes full advantage of the 15 miles by offering different types of terrain as you go.

While the terrain changes between water holes, smooth gravel, and rougher terrain, it can be a great trip for riders of most experience levels. This trail system is easy enough for newer riders to enjoy, but also has enough variety for even the more experienced rider to enjoy themselves.

Watch the trail review video above to see more of what this trail has to offer.


Trail Amenities


There is no gas along this trail system. The closest gas would be approximately 15 minutes away in Pine City.


There is one designated bathroom (outhouse) located at the main trailhead. This is the only bathroom on the trail system



There are a couple very rustic campsites. These campsites offer no bathroom amenities and consist primarily of clearings between the trees with a firepit. They are close distance to the Gun Range Trailhead, so you can keep your vehicle pretty close by.


There are no hotels in the immediate area.


There is nowhere to eat (or get gas) along this trail system. If you forget food, your best option will be to head back towards Pine City.