The Laurentian Divide Recreation Area serves as a trail head for Lookout Mountain hiking and ski trails, including a half mile fitness trail with seven exercise stations. The recreation area offers picnic tables, grills and restrooms. Sixteen kilometers of scenic groomed cross-country trails wind through and around the Divide. The Laurentian Snowmobile Trail has nearby access (one quarter mile north) and provides entry onto the Taconite Trail System and access to more than 2,000 miles of trails. Eight kilometers of back country hiking trails lead you to the top of Lookout Mountain for an unbelievable vista, especially in the fall.
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The Laurentian Divide Recreation Area and Trailhead is four miles north of Virginia, Minnesota along the northbound lane of Highway 53/169.
Laurentian Ranger District
318 Forestry Road
Aurora, Minnesota 55705