Wahkon to McGrath

Total Miles


399.43 ft


0.58 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Wahkon to McGrath is a section of converted rail grade. It's 15 miles long and takes about 30 minutes with an average speed of 13.7 MPH. This section starts at the Wahkon City Park. There is an easily-accessed gas station at this city park in Wahkon. (There's no parking for trailers to start your trip here.)

Photos of Wahkon to McGrath

Wahkon to McGrath
Wahkon to McGrath
Wahkon to McGrath


The section is easy and flat converted rail grade. There's no need for 4x4 or to lock the rear differential. The surface is 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. Note that as you go east from 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. (This extra asphalt parallel trail moves north away from the gravel ATV trail 1.5 miles east as the old rail grade land becomes wider.)

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Access Description

Although trailer parking is not found in Wahkon, trail parking is right along the trail in Isle, Minnesota. This parking area just north of the trail and east of 5th Avenue South has a few picnic tables under a covered shelter: 46.13543, -93.47316. Parking with trailers is also available in McGrath at the trail at west Main Street and South 1st Street: 46.24381, -93.27196.

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