THE MESABI 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 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 Biwabik, Giants Ridge and Aurora. The trail is open spring through fall.
Trail passes are required and may be purchased at the Giants Ridge Gift 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.