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I live in St.Cloud not to far from the South Soo line ATV trail.
A few years ago I took the South Soo Line from Roylton all the way up to and into Wis. spent the night and then came back the next day. Was a great long ride, but the old railroad grade didn't provide much of a challenge, even on my 84 200s ATC 3 wheeler.
Last fall I finely got a 4 wheeler, and well, I really want to use it.
I noticed that the South Soo Line ATV trail connects with an ATV park near Millacs Lake just on the other side of Onamia I think.
I was thinking, a good day trip might have us start on the South Soo Line north of Roylton, head up on the wheelers to the RedTop ATV park, play around in the woods there a bit, and then head back.
Anyway, I still have the 3 wheeler and I have a friend that is interested in going on one of these trips as well, but he would have to use my 3 wheeler in order to go. Having driven the South Soo Line trail I have no worries he can handle it, but I'm not sure how well a 3 wheeler will fare on the actual RedTop ATV trails.
Just wondering how many people here have actually explored the RedTop Park, what there thoughts of it are, and how difficult it might be for someone on a 3 wheeler?
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Man that sounds like fun. We use to be able to ride and camp. But they shut that area down for over use.
 

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Man that sounds like fun. We use to be able to ride and camp. But they shut that area down for over use.
Over use?!
That sucks, sound like they should have developed the area a little more rather then shut it down..
 

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Well it was a orv park run by the state of N Carolina called Tellico. It was huge, They ran the Southeast region Jeep and Humvee Jambarees there. Some real diverse riding there. Thry said that the riding thru the creek and rivers was cousing the dirt to kill the trout in the waters down stream.
 

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does this go along hwy10... i would like to go on some trails like along 75 from monticello to st. augusta i just found out that mn riders born after july 1987 (dec 87) have to take a training class or some crap like that... idk how much trouble you would get in if the dnr would stop you, idk if i really want to take the class, i took snowmobile safety as a child i think that should be sufficent officer lol... i mean come on minnesota, i cant hunt because i havent taken firearm safety but yet i can carry a firearm wtf... like i say it should be good enough.. tracks/tires its both rubber lol
 

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tellico closed! wow that sucks there was some good jeeping there
 

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does this go along hwy10...
The South Soo Line ATV trail starts just north of Roylton, MN, on HWY 10, but from there the trail goes north east up past lake Millacs and then into Wis.
I didn't know about any trails near St.Augusta, can you tell me more about them?
 

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I don't know much.about the trail I know on 75. I've just seen it from the road when I head over to st cloud. I haven't ever rode on any trails I've just used the machine on the property. But I recently acquired loading ramps so is like to go out... I've seen the trail from the Monticello nuke plant (don't know where it starts) and I just know it runs all the way to st. Augusta along 75 (don't know where it goes from there) and I think it runs by the river in clearwater Idk
 

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I'm bummed.. I drove up to the South Soo line ATV trail access point and it's open, lots of people using it..
So then I drove up to the Red Top Atv park and found a sign that said it would be closed until May 15th. :(
I figured with the nice weather we had been having, and the fact the trails are pretty much dry, they would have opened it up, or at least have a plan to open it up earlier this year. This sucks, I don't want to wait 2 months to go exploring those trails.. I just got the new tires on and I want to see how they will run and.... Ahhh ****.... :shipwrecked:
 

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im pissed i just found out that because i was born late '87 i have to go thru an ATV safety course to go out on the trails, i got it all set up for next month in buffalo but i bet it will be with a bunch of children :( loved the rain we just got tho hope it really greens up the lawn
 

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^right^ i figured i better take the class and not risk it, i dont want my ATV taken, bet you i would go 1/2 mile and get picked up
 

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No, it would be the last mile, after you feel more secure about being out.. Then they would get you..
I am surprised though that you actually have to go take a class..
My wife had to do something like that to ride snowmobiles, but for that all she had to do was send away for a CD from the DNR, then take a test at the end of it and send in the results with a small fee.
 

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No, it would be the last mile, after you feel more secure about being out.. Then they would get you..
I am surprised though that you actually have to go take a class..
My wife had to do something like that to ride snowmobiles, but for that all she had to do was send away for a CD from the DNR, then take a test at the end of it and send in the results with a small fee.
yeah i called the dnr for the cd i do the test print a certificate then i have to take the certificate to the class sit through all their crap do a riding test, pass, log online, enter the instructors id number, wait for permit or some crap like that, at least that is what the lady said i had to do, i dont really see that on the website for ages 16 and older so hopefully she was mistaking because i really dont want to sit in a classroom all day this is the dnr atv site that has the requirements i do think she might have been wrong about the class ATV safety training: Minnesota DNR
 

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I just called the D.N.R. and the lady I talked to was wrong.... All I have to do is go thru the Cd and pass the test. No schooling for me
 

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very cool...
i just got the cd today and spent the remainder of the day going through the cd and i just sent away for my certificate, fricken excited
 

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yeah i gotta get a trail pack and stuff... i wish i lived just 3 miles north, id be out right now i live basicly on 94 and monticello is so close to big lake you could spit on hwy 10 if you had the angle right
 
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