Moose Lake to Kettle River

Total Miles


359.39 ft


0.3333 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Moose Lake to Kettle River on the Soo Line North is a section of converted rail grade that is 7 miles long and takes about 20 minutes with an average speed of 21.3 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.

Photos of Moose Lake to Kettle River

Moose Lake to Kettle River
Moose Lake to Kettle River
Moose Lake to Kettle River


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

This section was mapped from the Holiday gas station in Moose Lake. Parking at the Moose Lake end is just off I-35 at State Highway 27 and Halgren Road at the Soo Pits ATV trails: 46.45361, -92.73150. (Note that even though the city owns the parking lot just off the trail at the convention center on Foltz Boulevard, signs are posted no ATVs or trailers. Parking is needed for the convention center.) Moose Lake also has a covered picnic shelter with room for some trailer parking at Earl Evans Drive and Arrowhead Lane (County Road 73): 46.44699, -92.76956.

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