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BIKE! - Mesabi Trail

Outdoor Adventures, Biking Route

The Mesabi Trail is a paved biking/walking trail stretching from the Mississippi River (Grand Rapids) to the Boundary Waters (Ely). Currently 135 miles of trail are complete, when finished in 3 to 5 years there will be over 155 miles of trail.

For a great Fall ride try starting at Giants Ridge Recreation Area and following one of the most beautiful (and newest) sections of the Mesabi Trail, including a 3/4 mile long floating bridge crossing the Embarrass Wetland Complex, former wild rice paddies converted into the Darwin Meyer State Wildlife Management Area, and crossing the circa 1927 rehabilitated wooden Embarrass River Bridge. If riders choose, at the turn around point in Embarrass, there will be a presentation on the history of the area.

Location – Mesabi Trail

Giants Ridge Recreation Area (6329 Wynne Creek Drive, Biwabik MN) to Embarrass

Start/gathering location – Giants Ridge Recreation Area, parking lot area near the Burnt Onion Restaurant.

Distance / Skill Level Required – 30 miles. Intermediate level riders due to rolling hills with overall upward elevation leaving Giants Ridge.

Type of Ride - Paved Trail, plus 2 miles on shoulder of highway leading into Embarrass

Participation Requirements (if any)

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