The Mesabi Trial, one of Minnesota's premiere paved bicycle trails, traverses the Iron Range and the Superior National Forest. When completed, it will extend from Grand Rapids to Ely for a total length of 130 miles. Unlike most rail trails that are generally flat and straight, the Mesabi Trail meanders and curves, runs up and down hills, through forests, fields, streams, past the "great canyons of the north" and into 28 historic Iron Range communities along its path.
Partially built on old railroad beds, guests will find a 8-12 foot wide bituminous surface (asphalt paving). Great for summer activities such as biking, inline skating or walking, the trail also offers access to swimming, canoeing, camping and fishing.
Many campgrounds and local parks are easily accessible from the trail, highways, and nearby communities. Food, lodging, shopping, antiquing, golfing, fishing, camping and swimming are all in close proximity to segments of the trail, with communities and services available near all entry points. Once completed, the Mesabi Trail will be one of the longest paved trails in the United States.
A shuttle service is available to carry up to 12 passengers and bikes along the trail.
111 Station 44 Road
Eveleth, MN 55734
1-877-637-2241 (Mesabi 1)
Trail Conditions: website