Minnesota State Highway 48

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Trunk Highway 48 marker

Trunk Highway 48
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(123)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 23.527 mi[1] (37.863 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-35 at Hinckley
East end: WIS 77 near Danbury, Wisconsin
Counties: Pine
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 47 MN 50

Minnesota State Highway 48 (MN 48) is a highway in east-central Minnesota, which runs from its interchange with Interstate Highway 35 in Hinckley and continues east to its eastern terminus at the Wisconsin state line (near Danbury), where it becomes Wisconsin Highway 77.

Highway 48 is 23.5 miles (37.8 km) in length and passes through the communities of Hinckley, Barry Township, Arlone Township, Cloverdale, and Clover Township.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 48 serves as an east–west route between Hinckley, Cloverdale, and Danbury, WI.

Highway 48 crosses the Grindstone River on the eastern edge of Hinckley. The route crosses the Kettle River in Barry Township near Hinckley. The eastern terminus of Highway 48 is at the St. Croix River, where the route becomes Wisconsin Highway 77 upon crossing the river.

St. Croix State Park is located 15 miles east of Hinckley on Highway 48, then 5 miles south on County Road 22. The St. Croix State Forest is located east of Cloverdale near the route.

Camp Nathanael is located 16 miles (26 km) east of Hinckley on Highway 48.

Highway 48 is also known as Fire Monument Road in the city of Hinckley.

The route provides major access to Grand Casino Hinckley.

The route is legally defined as Legislative Route 195 in the Minnesota Statutes.[2] It is not marked with this number.


State Highway 48 was authorized in 1933.[3]

The route was paved by 1953.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pine County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Hinckley 0.000 0.000 I-35 – Duluth, St. Paul, Minneapolis Interchange
St. Croix River 23.524 37.858 Minnesota–Wisconsin state line
WIS 77 east – Danbury Continuation into Wisconsin
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 1" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 20, 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 26–50". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved October 21, 2010. [self-published source]