Mesabi Trail - Trail, Iron Range, Minnesota

Mesabi Trail - Trail, Iron Range, Minnesota

DESCRIPTION

use the Mesabi Trail as your own trail head. take any trail that goes off the Mesabi Trail. you will have a choice from single-track to double-track. to old minning roads and old logging roads!! the choices are endless!! bring your compass, and explore!!!

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 11, 2010]
Tom Osborne
Weekend Warrior

I went from Grand Rapids to Giants Ridge on July 8th,leaving Grand Rapids trail head at 7:30am,lunched in Virginia and checked in to Giants Ridge Resort at 3:15.My bike computer said it was 83.68mi.The following day I had breakfast and left at 7:50 traveling another 38mi.to Chisholm.The trail from Chisholm to Hibbing was closed for Blacktopping[was not aware this was to take place and didnt see it on the website].This was by far one of the best rides I've been on!Scenic,peasefuland with minimal contact with vehicles.I was lucky to have two weather perfect days[weekdays]and although there were a few other riders it seemed I had the trail to myself.A great experience!The trail is well marked with a few difficult hills.

Customer Service

There are so many ways to choose from.I met a couple from Missouri that came up just to ride the trail.They were staying in Hibbing and riding to McKinley and back one day and then from Hibbing to Grand Rapids and back the next day.There are so many choices with camping and shuttle service that one can dial in just about any type of experience they want.

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[Oct 29, 2006]
jberg_21
Cross Country Rider

An undiscovered mountain bikers Mecca these off-road trails are limitless with their endless abandoned mining roads, ATV trails and mine overburden piles. One person could never ride every trail in a lifetime.

One word of caution, these trails can be very technical and it is recommended never go alone. If you are unfamiliar with the area make sure to bring a GPS to get you back to camp.

Customer Service

The best way to start is to use the Mesaba Trail head parking lots and ride from there. The Mesaba Trail is a local paved biking route linking the communities.

No worries you won't have to go long on the pavement to find what you are looking for.

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5
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5
[Sep 27, 2006]
Jim
Racer

This vast plethora of trails can be as casual or difficult as one desire. Just pick your path and be careful. You will find the trails are among abandoned mines filled with open pits and overburden piles.

To give an example of the miles of trails, it would take a lifetime to go on every trail at least once.

Make sure to bring a compass and have fun!

Customer Service

Start in any Iron Range city and follow the paved Mesaba Trail system untill you find a dirt trail that looks good.

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5
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5
[Jun 29, 2001]
BOB

you can go from Keewatin to Buhl (around 40 miles) without ever hitting a paved surface! that's the great part about it, it's totally your choice. ride the paved trail or take the trails less traveled.

Customer Service

any and all.
whoever put this on this site thank you very much!!!
talk about some great riding. don't let the paved trail scare you, it's just the begning of some excellent riding!! if you want up and down trails with little or no traffic then this is for you. you can ride all day and never end up in the same spot.

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any and all, there are so many unmarked trails you could never ride them in a single day!! have fun, and ride ride ride!!!!!!

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5
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[May 09, 2002]
Mark

A fabulous paved trail that runs along an iron ore body. many small towns along the way. Trail opens in mid-April (when snow melts) and is closed by mid-November (snow!). Some parts are rather steep, but the paved trail is appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Customer Service

trailheads at dozens of points from Grand Rapids, MN to Gilbert, MN (70 miles)

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hundreds of old mining roads (unpaved and fun!)can be accessed from the trail. You could ride for weeks (I have) and never cover them all. Literally hundreds of thousands of acres of old mines and dumps to explore.

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