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Snowmobiling at Ruttger's

Brainerd Snowmobile Trails & Rentals

Ruttger’s is home to some of the best snowmobiling trails in Minnesota, connecting to miles of groomed trails throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area!

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Warm Up at the White Oak Grill

After your ride, warm up with a hot drink and refuel at the White Oak Grill, perfectly situated right off the Garrison trail.

You can keep your gear on for a quick bite before heading back out or order to go with one of our hot, homemade soups or a great burger for a hearty meal on the trails.

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Snowmobile Trails

Garrison Trails 

Explore Garrison Trails, passing through a winter wonderland of thick forests and frozen lakes. For a longer ride, you can take Garrison Trails all the way to Mille Lacs Lake, stopping for lunch and scenic spots along the way.  

Cuyuna Hills Trail

Cuyuna Hills offers a 6-mile doubletrack trail on fairly even terrain, making it great for beginners and seasoned snowmobilers alike. Beginners can get a feel for snowmobiling, while the pros can cruise the trail, taking in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. 

CI-Loop Trail

Up near Crosby, Ci-Loop is a 9 mile doubletrack trail, riding over easy terrain. You can ride the trail in both directions, making it easy to navigate the area and branch off onto connecting trails, such as the Great River and Airport Spur Trails leading towards Brainerd or the Riverton Trail heading further up north.

Sno Serpents Trails

With over 80 miles of trails to traverse, hop on the Sno Serpents Trails right from Ruttger’s for a beautiful ride around Bay Lake and up to Serpent Lake. Continue your ride through Cuyuna Recreation Area or head north past Rabbit Lake for an extended ride, experiencing everything a Minnesota winter has to offer.

Snowmobile Rentals

Mcquoid's Inn

McQuoid’s offers several snowmobile rental packages and guided tours to accommodate your trip, whether you want a sled only for a few hours or for the entire weekend. Rental helmets and snowsuit packages are also available to ensure you have the right gear for a warm and safe ride. As a perk, McQuoid’s greets you after your ride with complimentary hot cocoa.

Power Lodge

If you’re interested in exploring the trails around Brainerd, Power Lodge offers a large fleet of Polaris snowmobiles with rates for a full day and up to 5-day rentals. Helmets are provided with each rental.

Gear rentals are also available that include a bib, boots, jacket, and gloves.