ATTENTION SEASON PASS HOLDERS

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Due to a technical glitch with our point of sale system, we are currently unable to print Season Passes. Giants Ridge Season Pass Holders will need to stop at the ticketing desk and pick up their temporary ticket for this coming weekend. Please note: if passes were purchased as a Family, only one adult is needed to pick up temporary tickets.

Disc Golf

The Giants Ridge disc golf course is one of Minnesota’s most beautiful and very best! Covering over 80 acres and up to 10,000 feet (champion position) of fairway distance, our course is also Minnesota’s longest.

Our 18-hole mountain disc golf course has dual concrete tees and multiple pin placements.

Average playtime for 18 holes is 2.5 hours.

Our course ranges over two miles of 500-foot vertical hills, with grass, woods and rocks.
Foot apparel appropriate for this type of activity and terrain is recommended.

Waivers

Disc Golfer overlooking a valley

DISC GOLF

Disc Golf FAQs

Hours

Disc Golf Hours

Monday-Thursday 8AM-4PM
Pay at Guest Services Desk

Friday-Sunday 10AM-6PM
Pay in Gift Shop

Rates

Disc Golf Rates

18-Hole Round $5
9-Hole Round & Chairlift Ride (only available when chairlift is running) $12
10 Visit Punch Card $38
Disc Rentals $5

Climbing Wall

Whether for fun or fitness, grab a hold of our new, challenging climbing wall and enjoy a peak experience! Located near the Main Chalet at Giants Ridge, it’s perfect for family and group activities, as well as team-building events and even corporate challenges.

The climbing wall has six distinct routes that are fun for both kids to adults to climb. Currently, five routes are set up with auto belay devices, however the orange route is equipped with a top-rope belay for the true climbing experience. Stop by today and see if you can conquer the wall!

Buy your pass in the Main Chalet Gift Shop (first floor).

To schedule your group climb or corporate challenge, call 218.865.8008.

Climbing Wall Waiver

CLIMBING WALL

Climbing Wall FAQs

Rates

Climbing Wall Rates
Day Pass $14
Punch Pass (10 Visits) $100

Hours

Opening day 5/27

Regular Season (Opening-October 2)
Friday-Sunday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Special Thursdays 6/30 ; 7/21; 8/11 10:00AM-6:00PM

Memorial Day Weekend
Friday-Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
Monday 10:00AM-5:00PM

4th of July Weekend
Thursday-Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
Monday 10:00AM-5:00PM

Labor Day Weekend
Friday-Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
Monday 10:00AM-5:00PM

Climbing Wall Facts

  • The A.R.T.Wall™ is 32′ tall x 60″ wide on four sides and made from molds of real rock allowing for climbing on shapes that only nature can make. Visually stunning, our A.R.T.Wall is the only climbing wall system that truly looks like real rock. A.R.T.Wall creates the most realistic climbing experience currently available. It not only looks like real rock, it climbs like it as well!
  • Features: Cracks, huecos, pockets, dihedrals, and roofs. This style of climbing wall offers features that are both positive and negative to the climbing plane.
  • Handhold Attachment Discs: Flat circular discs that are designed so that modular handholds can be attached flush to the wall, eliminating spinning and other problems.
  • Versatility: Not only can you climb on features that are as realistic as real rock but you can also climb on modular handholds.
  • Since A.R.T. Wall is made of concrete, it has that cool-to-the-touch, rock-like feel. In addition, the framework is so solid that there is no bending or flexing of the surface which is common with other systems.

Rules

  • All climbers will be required to sign a waiver. In Minnesota, minors are considered to be age 17 and under, all minors must have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver on the minor’s behalf.
  • Climbers must be at least 5 years old and 40 lbs, and have a height of 42 inches or greater.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult.

Hiking

Giants Ridge offers six beautiful hiking trails that traverse through the scenic alpine mountain, our serene nordic trails, and through the surrounding Superior National Forest.

If you’re looking for an all encompassing experience, the Sleeping Giant and Northface trails can be easily combined into a loop. Be sure to check out our lift-served Ridgeview Overlook and Wynne Lake Vista trails for beautiful views from the top of the Giants Ridge.

Hiking Map
Mesabi Trail Map

LETS GO HIKING

Hiking FAQs

Ridgeview Overlook Walking Trail

Easy|0.3- Mile Loop
Accessible from the top of the Sarajevo Chairlift, the trail’s gentle grades and spectacular views make it a fun activity for all. Starting right at the top of the lift, the trail sweeps down to the right and into the woods where it guides its walkers through the quiet forest atop the mountain. As the trail winds past the Rocky Top chairlift, it traverses above steep cliffs with towering views of Superior National Forest and Sabin Lake to the north.

Wynne Lake Vista Trail

Moderate| 0.8-mile loop
The more challenging of the two mountain-top loops, this trail traverses above the granite slabs which form Giants Ridge and provides outstanding views of Wynne Lake. Starting from the top of the Sarajevo Express, the trail follows the summer road down to the top of the Squaw Valley run, where it cuts into the woods on the right side of the trail. Trail markers lead the way through the loop, returning back to the top of Squaw Valley and rejoining the road for the return to the lift. This trail is the perfect fit for those looking to get off the beaten path and experience the best views Giants Ridge has to offer.

Mesabi Trail (Hiking/Biking & Walking Trail)

The 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 Trail, 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 Biwabik, Giants Ridge and Aurora. Giants Ridge guests may pick up the trail just outside of the ski chalet. Trail is open spring through fall.

Northface Hiking Trail

Difficult|1.1-mile one way
This northern route up the mountain departs from the hillside of the Main Chalet and starts up the Cat Track ski run. Following Cat Track up past the bottom of the Rocky Top lift, the trail enters the woods near the bottom of an area affectionately known as “The Steeps.” From here, a winding path up and around the backside of the mountain leads to the mountain-top trailhead.

Birches Hiking Trail

Moderate|2.2-miles loop
Winding through the Silver area of our nordic trail system, the Birches trail offers a true northern Minnesota experience as it immerses hikers among thick Birch groves. To access this trail, follow the cart path as it cuts away from Wynne Creek Drive near The Legend maintenance building, then turn right and follow the cart path until it turns to the west. From there, follow the snowmobile trail to the north before the trail breaks to the left and into the woods. The signs will lead the way around the loop and back to this point.

Sleeping Giant Hiking Trail

Difficult|1.3-miles one way
Accessible from the Mesabi Trail, on the south side of the alpine area, the trail departs the pavement on the west side and ascends through the forest to the top of the mountain. After passing many of the nordic and bike park trails, the Sleeping Giant arrives at the mountain-top trailhead where additional hiking options await. This trail can be muddy for a few days after rainfall, so be prepared with adequate footwear.

Narrows Trail

Easy|0.8-miles loop
The Narrows trail traverses the narrowest portion of river between Wynne and Sabin Lakes. Accessible from the Mesabi Trail, the Narrows trail begins to the south of the main entrance to the Giants Ridge Alpine Area. Considered a beginner-level hike, the Narrows Trail takes hikers on a true ‘woods and waters’ hike. Adventure seekers will experience landscapes reminiscent of the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area, even though hikers are just steps from the base of Giants Ridge.

Scenic Chairlift Rides

The “Sarajevo Express” chairlift (a high-speed quad lift), transports guests to the top of the Giants Ridge mountain where they may enjoy majestic views of the Superior National Forest and surrounding area. The view from the Giants Ridge mountain is truly one of the Iron Range’s hidden gems and creates a whole new Giants Ridge experience for resort guests.

Guests have access to both our Ridgeview Overlook Walking Trail (0.3 miles) and Wynne Lake Vista Trail (0.8 miles) from the top of the chairlift.

All scenic chairlift participants must sign an online waiver or fill out in person. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian complete the waiver for them.

Online Waiver
Minnesota Fall Color Finder

Scenic Chairlift Dinner Packages available now!

Enjoy the Fall colors and Dinner at Giants Ridge with the Scenic Chairlift Packages. Choose from two packages to receive a scenic chairlift ride for two, a voucher to use in The Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews or The Wacootah Grille ($30 or $50 depending on package) and Two glasses of house wine or tap beer.

Available now-end of the season Saturdays & Sundays 10-5:30
Fall hours are weather dependent

SCENIC VIEW

Chairlift FAQs

Chairlift Hours

MTB Hours

Regular Season-October 2nd
Friday-Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM

Labor Day Weekend
Friday-Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
Monday 10:00AM-5:00PM

Rates

Adult (13+) – $10
Child (7-12) – $5

Scenic Chairlift Packages

Enjoy the Fall colors and Dinner at Giants Ridge with the Scenic Chairlift Packages. Choose from two packages to receive a scenic chairlift ride for two, a voucher to use in The Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews or The Wacootah Grille ($30 or $50 depending on package) and Two glasses of house wine or tap beer.

Available now-end of the season Saturdays & Sundays 10-5:30
Fall hours are weather dependent

Fall Colors at Giant's Ridge

The views from atop Giants Ridge in the Fall are absolutely breathtaking. The changing colors of Superior National Forest are a must see and the most memorable views are accessible via Scenic Chairlift Rides. CLICK HERE to view the Minnesota Fall Color Finder to plan your chairlift ride during peak colors!

Chairlift Safety & Instructional Information

For your Safety:

  • If unfamiliar with use of chairlift, please ask operator for instructions.
  • This is a moving chairlift-the lift will not stop for loading/unloading unless you specifically ask the operator to stop it or slow it down for you.
  • Children must be at least three years old and 36″ high to ride chairlift. Must be able to sit on the chairlift without assistance from parent; children are not allowed to sit in laps.
  • Closed-toed shoes are recommended.
  • Pets and Service Animals are not permitted on chairlift.
  • Beverages are prohibited on chairlift.
  • Remove backpacks and hold them.
  • Giants Ridge Staff will have the final determination on anyone loading the chairlift due to safety concerns.
  • Last ride up 1/2 hour before closing.

Children's Play Area

The Children’s Play Area at Giants Ridge is conveniently tucked between the Main Chalet at Giants Ridge and The Lodge at Giants Ridge.

As the seasons allow, the Giants Ridge Children’s Play Area is the perfect spot for families to wear off some extra energy, while enjoying your Giants Ridge adventure. Features of the play area include slides of varying routes and elevation, unique climbing obstacles, as well tidbits of regional outdoor adventure information.

PLAY AREA