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Mesabi Trail

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Great bike trail

The trial will ultimately run from Grand Rapids to Ely Minnesota. Currently there are sections... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great scenery and ample trail miles

My daughter and I biked a portion from Hibbing to Calumet and Hill Annex State Mine. We thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

The trial will ultimately run from Grand Rapids to Ely Minnesota. Currently there are sections that have been completely, others under construction and some just in the planning stage. We stayed in Ely and biked the small part of the trail that goes through town...More

Thank jes22
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My daughter and I biked a portion from Hibbing to Calumet and Hill Annex State Mine. We thoroughly enjoyed the trail despite it's ups and downs (more so than many of the MN bike trails I've enjoyed). However, isn't that part of biking? It can't...More

Thank JCJake
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Bike Trail basics - the Mesabi is wider than other prominent trails, despite recent storms it was impressively cleared and safe, combination of vast undisturbed nature and super-sized industrial / mining relics was unique. Opportunity to bike a continuously paved ~70 mile trail was a...More

Thank MooseFromMN
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

After learning about the Mesabi trail and it's length we knew it needed to be added to our "Bike it" list! We were not disappointed in the least. We started from the Grand Rapids fairgrounds trailhead. It was only $5.00 for a three day wheel...More

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Trail is very hilly and covered with loose gravel in places. It is definitely not recommended for children or young adults as steep uphill and downhill grades with sharp curves are very dangerous. We had one of our party wipe out on a sharp curve...More

Thank Dusty_Sander1
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I have used this trail twice starting in Grand Rapids MN. The trail head is in the fairgrounds and easy to get to. I bike with my dogs and there are a couple of side trails to go off on as well. Nice easy bike...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Get a trail map before you go since it shows elevations! Enjoyed 3 bike rides during our vacation-short 2.5 mile out and back (total 5 miles) from Grand Rapids due to a thunderstorm, 10 mile out and back (total 20 miles) from Grand Rapids, and...More

1  Thank HeatherSO74
Reviewed 5 July 2015

From the reviews, we had such high hopes. Previous reviews are correct staying on the trail in town is difficult and in Virginia ~ not recommended. If you can plan your trip to avoid Virginia great, if not get a good city map and don't...More

1  Thank mankatograndpa
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Rode Mesabi from Chisolm to Biwabik.... maybe farther as part of the TRAM MS ride. I can say it is a beautiful trail that is by no means crowded. There are some short bu steep hills if you are a flat lander! Would lie to...More

2  Thank Brian L
Reviewed 8 July 2013

When I moved here from Illinois 4 years ago, I discovered this wonderful trail. Up and down hills, through woods and rock formations, by mines and over small streams. The trail is paved and you can travel from Grand Rapids to Aurora. I use it...More

2  Thank John A
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