Hillman to Onamia

Total Miles


410.93 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Hillman to Onamia on the Soo Line South Trail is a section of converted rail grade. At 12 miles long, it takes about 30 minutes with an average speed of 24.1 mph. This section of the Soo Line South Trail is provided by Mille Lacs County and maintained by the Mille Lacs Drift Skippers Snowmobile/ATV Club.

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Hillman to Onamia
Hillman to Onamia
Hillman to Onamia


The section is easy and flat converted rail grade. There's no need for 4x4 or even to lock the rear differential. The surface was packed gravel without large rocks. Some of the areas have larger stones in the gravel but they're not an issue. Do pay attention to the edge of the trail as it can have steep backs since it is converted rail grade. Bridge crossings are well-marked and are the only areas where you need to use extra care and slow down. As you get into Onamia, an asphalt trail parallels the ATV trail. Per the signs, keep off the asphalt, stay on the gravel, and slow down when others are using the asphalt non-motorized trail.

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Access Description

Park in Hillman east of County Road 8 on Soo Line Road. Trail access and vault-type restrooms are east of Main Street. Parking is available in Onamia south of Main Street off Highway 169. Additional parking is available on Highway 27; go south from Isle on County Road 17 for 1 block to signed parking east of the road.

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