16.1 km. Mostly expert-level trails. Located from Nashwauk 34 mi N on MN Hwy 65, then 4 mi W on Co Rd 551 to parking at Thistledew Lake Campground in George Washington State Forest. Note: This lot may not be plowed. Trail runs through forest with aspen, pine and black spruce. Shelters along trail. Winter campsites at Thistledew lakes. Maps along trail. Ski pass required.