Mesabi Trail

Trail Conditions & Updates

2019 Fall Colors September 4, 2019

September 4th, just starting, very spotty....temps this week in the 60's, lows in the 40's. September 11th - getting a little more color, weekend temps Saturday 65/49, Sunday 73/55 and partly cloudy. September 17th - Colors happening quickly, temps this weekend days 60's, evenings 50 with scattered showers. Colors should be beautiful. Follow the Color: For weekly updates on where to find peak fall color, visit exploreminnesota.com/fallcolor (888-VISITMN). September 25th -according to our local weather channel, leaves are about 50%-75% peak. September 26th -First frost. October 4th - This weekend looks like it’s going to be or getting very close to peak. Tuesday, October 8th - They are still hanging on, but with high winds the next two days should just about be the last of them, with snow predicted for the weekend! October 10th - Oranges & reds are down, golds still hanging on. October 14th - snowed this past weekend, it didn't stay...temps slated to be in the low 50's by midweek ....leaves are just about over. October 21st - They're gone :-(

Washout leading to Giants Ridge now OPEN! June 13, 2019

The Mesabi Trail is now re-opened at the section after Hwy 135 and heading into Giants Ridge. It was a huge project after 60 ft of Trail was lost. It's quite beautiful...be sure to check it out!

McKinley to Biwabik - Hwy 135 Construction May 29, 2019

As you know, the Trail is not compete between McKinley and Biwabik. In the past cyclists have diverted to the shoulder of Hwy 135 to traverse this area. HOWEVER - we are not advising this diversion this season due to road work on Hwy 135. Expect debris on the shoulder and heavy truck traffic most of the summer.

2018 Fall Colors September 12, 2018

September 12th......just starting, temps this week in the mid to upper 70's. Supposed to cool down next week into the high 50's. September 25th...Leaves about 25%...Weekend temps supposed to be in high 40's, lows 33... no rain forecasted. October 2nd - According to MN DNR website, leaves are approximately 50 - 75%. Weekend temps predicted in the low 40's. October 4th - Heavy frost last night! October 5th - Woke to 1-1/2" of SNOW! Temps predicted to go back in the mid 40's - 50's. October 10th - 2 more inches of snow this morning, temps in the 30's this weekend, with more showers and snow predicted. Leaves are still hanging on. October 15th, woke to more snow again.......leaves just about over. October 17th - Wind has been ridiculous the last couple of days.......They're gone! :-( On a brighter note, tamarack trees are beautiful!.

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