Kettle River to Lawler Loop Trails

Total Miles


399.44 ft


0.42 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Kettle River to Lawler Loop Trails on the Soo Line North is a section of converted rail grade that is 9.6 miles long and takes about 25 minutes with an average speed of 23.3 MPH. This converted rail grade is raised enough that it sheds water very well. Even after rain for several days, the water on the trail is minimal. It's a great trail to run if you are in the area for a wet or springtime ride.

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Kettle River to Lawler Loop Trails
Kettle River to Lawler Loop Trails
Kettle River to Lawler Loop Trails


The section is easy and flat converted rail grade. There's no need for 4x4 or even to lock the rear differential. After several days of rain in the area, this section of trail remains solid and doesn't have any large areas of deep water to cross. The surface is packed gravel without large rocks. Some of the areas have larger stones in the gravel but do not pose 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 you need to use extra care and slow down.

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Access Description

Automba Township has a park, vault-type restrooms, and a parking lot with trail access to Soo Line North at the town hall. 6956 County Highway 6, Kettle River, MN 55757(Carlton County): 46.52083, -93.01793

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