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Phone Number: 800-322-8327
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Great trail to bike with dogs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Heidi W
Dawson, Canada
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Dawson, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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 ride and good exercise for the dogs before getting back on the road :)

Thank Heidi W
Eyota, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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 11 miles out and back from Calumet to Keewatin (total 22 miles). We are not... More 

Thank HeatherSO74
Mankato, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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 try to follow the trail. I should back up, we finally found the trail head... More 

1 Thank mankatograndpa
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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 explore the trail for a longer period of time.

2 Thank Brian L
Eveleth, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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 to bike from Eveleth to Virginia and Eveleth to Giants' Ridge quite often. You can... More 

2 Thank John A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We biked portions of the Mesabi bike trail in July 2013. It is a nice wide trail, with very little traffic. It goes in and out of the forest, past lakes and ponds, by roads and ski areas. It is hilly, but usually the view at the top of the climb is well worth the effort. We stopped in at... More 

1 Thank Twincitiesonthego
Superior, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We tried this trail a few years ago and were immediately hooked. We vacation in the area in the summer and now ride 200-300 miles a year on the trail. It is well maintained, lightly travelled, and a very enjoyable experience. We often stop for lunch in one of the towns along the way, but sometimes pack a lunch and... More 

2 Thank Eddie M
Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Our family of 6 has ridden nearly all of the paved Mesabi Trail (on 3 different occasions). It is a very nice and beautiful trail! We have had fun packing our camping gear along and then spending a night or two camping. We have found some nice campsights and some not so nice campsites (like one that didn't even have... More 

2 Thank AbbigailC
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

I was traveling to NE Minnesota and decided to pack my bike, knowing I'd find trails. This trail is nearly complete (the portions that branch south toward Eveleth were to be paved last week but the government shutdown stopped this) but the east/west portion is done. I was out on the trail in the morning and the scenery, wildlife and... More 

7 Thank mtmom2

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