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Mesabi Trail

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

use the Mesabi Trail as your own trail head. take any trail that goes off the Mesabi Trail. you will have a choice from single-track to double-track. to old minning roads and old logging roads!! the choices are endless!! bring your compass, and explore!!!
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Latitude
47.41136166853917
Longitude
-93.13385009765625
Trail Directions
pick a town, any town!!Virginia, Gilbert, Biwabik, Ely, Grand Rapids, Coleraine, Bovey, Taconite, Nashwuak, Keewatin, Hibbing, Chisholm, Mt. Iron. all these towns have, or will have access points. check out www.mesabitrail.com for all info.
Trail Length
150 + when finished
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Iron Range
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 29, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jberg_21 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
An undiscovered mountain bikers Mecca these off-road trails are limitless with their endless abandoned mining roads, ATV trails and mine overburden piles. One person could never ride every trail in a lifetime.

One word of caution, these trails can be very technical and it is recommended never go alone. If you are unfamiliar with the area make sure to bring a GPS to get you back to camp.

Recommended Route:
The best way to start is to use the Mesaba Trail head parking lots and ride from there. The Mesaba Trail is a local paved biking route linking the communities.

No worries you won't have to go long on the pavement to find what you are looking for.



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Review Date
May 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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2.33 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mark , from Keewatin, MN

Summary:
A fabulous paved trail that runs along an iron ore body. many small towns along the way. Trail opens in mid-April (when snow melts) and is closed by mid-November (snow!). Some parts are rather steep, but the paved trail is appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Recommended Route:
trailheads at dozens of points from Grand Rapids, MN to Gilbert, MN (70 miles)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
hundreds of old mining roads (unpaved and fun!)can be accessed from the trail. You could ride for weeks (I have) and never cover them all. Literally hundreds of thousands of acres of old mines and dumps to explore.



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Review Date
June 29, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: BOB , from Mn.

Summary:
you can go from Keewatin to Buhl (around 40 miles) without ever hitting a paved surface! that's the great part about it, it's totally your choice. ride the paved trail or take the trails less traveled.

Recommended Route:
any and all.
whoever put this on this site thank you very much!!!
talk about some great riding. don't let the paved trail scare you, it's just the begning of some excellent riding!! if you want up and down trails with little or no traffic then this is for you. you can ride all day and never end up in the same spot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any and all, there are so many unmarked trails you could never ride them in a single day!! have fun, and ride ride ride!!!!!!



Comments
Xanderblue (04/20/2008)
What??? I would very much like to know where this trail that never hits pavement is. Any camping spots on the trail?
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