If your idea of recreation requires horsepower; REAL horsepower, then saddle up and check out the many forest roads and trails waiting for you. You'll find nearly unlimited possibilities for day trips into the more remote reaches of the area.

The numerous forest roads and trails scattered throughout Becker County are maintained to varying degrees and by multiple public and private agencies.

For more details, see the links below...

  • Mountain View Recreation Area

    The 3 miles of trails at Mountain View Recreation Area wind their way through a mature, mixed hardwood forest. The trails are wide enough for side-by-side riding and offer several different loop options. Be aware that these trails are used for hiking as well as equestrian riding in the summer months and cross-country skiing in the winter. Separate single-track mountain bike/snowshoe trails are also being developed within the recreation area as well and will cross the hiking/equestrian/x-c skiing trails at various locations. Please do not ride horses on the trails after they have been groomed for cross-country skiing; usually beginning in early to mid-December. Horses are also not allowed on the single-track trails. Parking for 10-15 vehicles is located along Tower Road.

    Contact Information:
    Becker County Parks and Recreation
    200 State St E
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    Phone: 218-846-2612
  • Additional Equestrian Opportunities
    Contact Information:
    Toad Mountain Ranch
    42273 St Hwy 34
    Osage, MN 56570
    Phone: 218-846-1020
    Email: susan@toadmountain.com
    Toad Mountain Website