Biking Adventures at Giants Ridge

Mountain Biking

Giants Ridge offers challenging Minnesota mountain biking at its finest. Climb 40 km of beautiful and well-maintained mountainside trails, consisting of single track, cross-country ski trails, snowmobile trails, and abandoned logging roads. This is Minnesota recreation at its finest. The best time to mountain bike is May through October.

Download the Mountain Bike Trail Map

Coming 2018 –New Gravity Mountain Bike Trails!

Approximately 3.5 miles of purpose built gravity mountain bike trails will open in 2018! There will be three different trails, a free ride area, and other optional lines. Served by the NEW Sarajevo Express chairlift, trails range from beginner to intermediate and will be built to enhance rider enjoyment and fun! Stay tuned for details and photos and videos of the construction progress.

The Mesabi Trail

The Mesabi Trail Mesabi Trail runs right through Giants Ridge and was just named Best Rural Bike Trail in Minnesota by Star Tribune journalists. In describing the Mesabi Trail, Tribune editors said: “It’s hard to beat the Mesabi Tail, with 115 miles of completed paving that squeezes through rock cuts and offers stunning overlooks of open-pit mines, marinated in that North Country scenery.”

The Mesabi Trail currently stretches from Grand Rapids to McKinley, with additional paved spurs to Fayal Township, and between Bwabik, Giants Ridge and Aurora. The trail is open spring through fall.

Trail passes are required and may be purchased at the Giants Ridge Rental Shop.
3-Day Pass – $5
Season Pass – $15

Mesabi Trail Shuttle offers a “Lodge to Lodge” program and will design a package to suit your style. They can help you plan lodging, luggage shuttles, box lunches along the trail, as well as shuttle you and your bikes back to your vehicle when you’re finished. Part of your package includes suggestions on great places to eat, awesome overlooks to see, cool historical sites to visit, and practical things like convenience stores and rest stops. Hosted rides, group rides for up to 25 people, and sag-wagon supported rides are available. Call Mesabi Shuttle for “Lodge to Lodge” information or call 218-780-4541.

Mesabi Trail Interactive Map
Download Brochure


The Giants Ridge Bike Rental Shop is closed for the 2017 season. We’ll see you in spring 2018, along with the opening of our NEW mountain bike trails.

Bike rentals are available from the Gift Shop, located on first floor of the main chalet at Giants Ridge.
Call 218-865-8016 for information.
Multi-day rates available. Bike helmets included with all bike rentals.

Bike Rental 2 Hours Half Day Full Day
21 Speed Hybrid Bike
(Trek, Specialized)
$20 $25 $35
Fat Bikes $30 $40 $60
Juvenile Bikes
(Kids 12 & Under)
$12 $14 $25
Small Child Trailer
(Helmet available – no charge)



Biking on Mesabi Trail at Giants Ridge

Mountain Biking at Giants Ridge