The Mesabi Trail is just over 85% complete, with over 135 miles of the planned 155 miles of paved trail done. When finished, the trail will travel from Grand Rapids to Ely - the Mississippi to the Boundary Waters.
The terrain varies from hilly in the west to a bit flatter in the east. A few hills will test your stamina going up and your brakes going down - none greater than an 8% grade. Take a virtual tour of the entire trail, section by section, to get a better idea of the terrain - or check out the bottom of our paper map for an elevation chart. Be advised - this is NOT a rails to trails conversion trail...it is not flat & straight.
Current Trail Status:
2018 Scheduled Construction - About 10 Miles: (see the green dotted line on the paper map)
If you would like a lift between uncompleted portions of the trail be sure to connect with our Mesabi Trail Shuttle Service.