Other Trail Rides in 2024

If you or your group are planning an open trail ride the MTRA will publish it at no charge in our newsletter!

Download the MTRA Ride Submission Form and either call or mail it to our editor:

Linda Dahl, MTRA
39257 Taray Road
Pine River, MN   56474


There’s also a copy of the form in the MTRA newsletter April and June issues. The deadline for submitting information is the 1st of the month prior to publication. You can also e-mail your ride information to our website administrator and it will be added as soon as possible.

Thanks and Happy Trails!

Sponsored by Rockin U Ranch

Tamarack Horse Campground, St. Croix State Forest, Hinckley, MN

The campground is considered primitive, designed to furnish only the camper’s basic needs. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, and table. Also, vault toilets, garbage cans, and drinking water are available. All sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis for a fee.


Tamarack Horse Campground offers pull-through campsites, picket lines at each campsite, and manure bunkers. There is also a day-use rider parking lot.

Approximately 25 miles of horse trails exist within St. Croix State Forest. The Matthew Lourey State Trail, a multi-use trail open to horseback riding, also passes through the forest toward Duluth.

Campground Fee:

Equestrian campsites are $22 per night. There are 56 equestrian sites.
A Minnesota Horse Pass and State Park Vehicle Sticker are required.

A comment from other visitors:

“What to Expect: Trails can be challenging depending on equine and rider experience. Trails cross the Tamarack River so depending on water flow and level, crossings can be easy or difficult. Trails are rocky in some areas and traverse small bridges, hills, and wet terrain. For longer rides, a section of trail connects with the Gandy Dancer ATV Trail giving access to an ATV bridge crossing the St. Croix River and leads into the town of Danbury, Wisconsin where there is a horse picket line.”

Rules for the weekend:
No Men!
No Minors!
One (1) dog per rig!

We will have a group potluck Saturday night. All other meals you will provide for yourself, although we normally pack too much and love to feed people. We suggest plenty of snacks and drinks for the trail. We will be drinking, but there will be NO tolerance for drunken antics on horseback! We love to have fun, but please ride safe. We will be doing more than a walk/trot, so if that is too risky for you, please find another ride; we will understand. We have heard these trails are more challenging, so be prepared for thick, steep, rugged trails! Hopefully the bugs will not be terrible by this date but there is no guarantee.

For info; 218-766-3230, rockinuranch.mn@gmail.com

Hope to see you all there!