Trail Conditions

Portions of the spur into the Minnesota Discovery Center is still flooded. There are a few other spots on the Trail still dealing with water, but nothing significant.

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Trail Conditions

Portions of the spur into the Minnesota Discovery Center is still flooded. There are a few other spots on the Trail still dealing with water, but nothing significant.

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Flooding

With excessive rain over the weekend, portions of the trail are flooded. Currently there is flooding between Chisholm and the MN Discovery Center and south of Embarrass at the Darwin Meyers Wildlife Management Area, near the floating bridge. The crew has not been able to assess the entire trail yet, use caution as they work…

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Still Doing Spring Cleaning

Use caution for the next week or so, there are still a few patches of snow…warmer weather and rain for next week should send old man winter packing soon! The trail crew just started their spring cleaning this week – some sections have not been cleared of winter debris yet…watch for dirt & gravel. With…

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Still not Totally Clear

Lots of rain over the weekend – but there are still a few patches of snow. Weather will finally start warming up this week, upper 50’s to low 60’s by mid-week…that should finally take care of any lingering snow. Our crews are just getting out to deal with winter debris – watch for dirt, gravel,…

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Trail Flooded Near Chisholm

The Trail is flooded near Chisholm…and you can see, winter is still with us.

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Trail Still Impassable…

The Trail is still impassable in some spots with ice & compacted snow in the deep woods. Our crew is currently working to clear winter debris where they can…fallen trees & branches, dirt, gravel and sand. We’ll let you know when it’s all cleared and ready for your road bike.

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Trail Still Not Clear

The Trail is still not clear for road bikes. As winter lingers, our Trail staff can’t even get out to even access conditions yet. And…we have another round of snow coming in the next couple of days. We will let you know as soon as the ice & snow melt, and we can get out…

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The PERFECT Summer Job!

Spend your summer working outside on the Mesabi Trail!  Now hiring Summer Interns. Must be 18 years old, with a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and graduated from high school. Tasks include – operating grass trimmers, lawn mowers, shoveling gravel, painting and anything else needed to keep the Trail safe and pleasurable for…

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It’s Still Winter

It may be clear of snow and even raining where you live – but it’s still winter in NE Minnesota. We’ll let you know when the trail is clear…but right now it’s still buried under ice & snow.

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2022 Trail Construction

Sixteen miles of trail were completed in 2021 as planned. Four segments of trail are planned for the 2022 construction season: Two miles from the Darwin Meyers Wildlife Management Area along CR 21 into Embarrass. Three miles from Wolf Creek (near Eagles Nest) to Hwy 169 (on the way to Ely). Three miles from CR…

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Funding Source

The Mesabi Trail™ has been funded in part by the LCCMR and the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund.