Mallard Lake Trail

Total Miles


319.49 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This route follows the Mallard Lake Trail; there are several St. Croix Forest Road offshoots. Starting from County Highway 25, the trail follows gravel roads and several Jeep and SxS specific routes that you can choose to follow or not. A great benefit of this route allows for adding it to the beginning or end of your day, concluding at the Gandy Dancer Trail. This will provide access to several additional state forests and trail areas. A large dirt and rock crawling opportunity, which is extremely narrow and difficult for Jeeps to make the sharp turn, is another adventure that can be added to this route.

Photos of Mallard Lake Trail

Mallard Lake Trail
Mallard Lake Trail
Mallard Lake Trail


Most of this route is pretty easy to handle, although standing water in some areas depending on recent weather, can be thick mud - the kind that sucks tires into it. The major exception is the one noted crawling experience on the route. It is completely optional, but if you can, you should! It is rated about a 5 for Jeeps and 4 for ATVs and SxS.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Pat M
Jul 21, 2023

Access Description

The trail is signed nicely on County Road 25, but the high speed limit makes it easy to miss since it comes up quickly.

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