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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      The Poor Farm Cooperative State Wildlife Management Area was originally a county social services facility that operated at the turn of the 19th century. Residents who were unable to care for themselves on their own were placed at the Poor Farm, which operated some 17 years, from 1895 until 1912. During its operation, limited agricultural articles were produced at the Poor Farm and sold presumably to help fund its operation.

      The Poor Farm was re-developed as a cooperative state wildlife management area in 1980. This designation allowed Crow Wing County and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to cooperatively manage the site in a natural state. Today, nearly 320 acres within the Poor Farm are managed for wildlife and forest resources. Many forest and wildlife demonstrations at the Poor Farm help area residents to develop and implement forest and wildlife plans on their own lands.

      Although through time the objectives of the Poor Farm have changed and the original buildings have long since disappeared, the site still persists much as it did when it was established more than 100 years ago. Several large box elder trees still mark the location of the residence building on the south side of the parking area.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Access Info:
      Follow State Highway 25 south from Brainerd. Continue approximately 1.5 miles south on State Highway 25 past the intersection of State Highways 25 and 18. The Poor Farm parking area is located on the west side of the highway, immediately south of the junction of County Road 9 and State Highway 25.
      Region Details
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 17, 2019

      Stats

      State Ranking
      #68
      Trails (view details)
      2
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      2
      Trails Trail Running
      2
      Total Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      83 ft
      Total Vertical
      49 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,316 ft
      Reports
      1

      Popular Poor Farm Wildlife Management Area Trails

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      Poor Farm - Trail 1
      Poor Farm - Trail 2

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      user #1375627offcamber650bwishlistregionPoor Farm Wildlife Management Area
      Jun 13, 2018 @ 6:38am
      Jun 13, 2018
      user #984272CycleKriegaddtrailPoor Farm - Trail 1 and 1 more
      Sep 23, 2017 @ 12:42pm
      Sep 23, 2017
      user #984272CycleKriegaddregionPoor Farm Wildlife Management Area
      Sep 23, 2017 @ 12:40pm
      Sep 23, 2017
      • By CycleKrieg CLMTBC & contributors
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