Mesabi Trail

Trail User Guidelines

Please obey the following guidelines and practice trail etiquette. These "Rules of the Road" are for your security and enjoyment on the Mesabi TrailSM. These guidelines are excerpts from the Trail Ordinance, violations of which are considered petty misdemeanors.

  • A Wheel Pass is required for persons aged 18 years and older using wheels on the Trail or in the corridor, such as bikes or inline skates. Wheelchairs are exempt. Display this pass while on the Trail or within the corridor.
  • The Mesabi Trail is a non-motorized trail, except in winter, when snowmobiles are allowed within the Trail corridor only where designated. ATVs are not allowed within the trail corridor at any time.
  • The Trail corridor is defined as any land or water area and all facilities thereon within the right-of-way of the trail designated as the Mesabi Trail.
  • Operate bicycles, inline skates, wagons, strollers and wheelchairs on the right-hand side of bikeways and roadways. Non-motorized vehicles and motorized wheelchairs shall not exceed 36 inches in width.
  • Deposit litter or waste in receptacles or dumping stations.
  • Keep pets on a leash no longer than six feet in length.
  • Holes or trenches may not be dug within the Trail corridor.
  • Signs or advertisements shall not be placed within the Trail corridor.
  • Start fires only in officially designated fire rings, stoves or grills. Do not leave a fire unattended and be sure the fire is extinguished before leaving the area.
  • Loaded weapons are not allowed within the Trail corridor nor can any missile or other projectile be discharged from a weapon upon, over, or across the Trail corridor.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed within the Trail corridor.
  • Do not remove, alter, injure or destroy any tree, plant, rock, soil or mineral.
  • Camping and horseback riding are allowed only in designated areas.
  • Please follow basic "Rules of the Trail" at all times - keep to the right, announce yourself when approaching another trail user, use proper hand signals, and wear a helmet.

We are confident these guidelines, when respected by all, will ensure you a safe, enjoyable time on the Mesabi Trail. Have fun! If you have questions, please contact us at Mesabi Station, 218-744-1388 or 877-637-2241.

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