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 iron 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. An annual trail pass is just $15, with three-day passes available for $5. Passes may be purchased online at mesabitrail.com, or in person at the Giants Ridge Rental Shop.
The Giants Ridge Rental Shop also offers a “Lodge to Lodge” program and will design a package to suit your style.Craig Johnson and the Rental Shop staff 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 & rest stops. Hosted rides, group rides for up to 25 people, and sag-wagon supported rides are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Lodge to Lodge information or call 218-865-8024.