2021 New Construction

Sixteen miles of new trail are planned for the coming season: Two miles south and nine miles north of Embarrass – this creates a 24 mile continuous stretch from Biwabik to about nine miles past Embarrass…the trail dead ends here about six miles short of Tower. Two miles from Trygg Road to Eagles Nest Township…

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Clearing Winter Debris

So the snow & ice is gone from the Trail – unless Mother Nature gives us another little gift… Give our staff the next week to finish clearing all the winter debris, the rain is slowing down that process. The trail will also be bumpy in spots until the frost is gone and everything settles….

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Current Trail Conditions

A bit more patience…our staff is out assessing the condition of the trail this week and starting clean-up. As of Friday there were still a few spots in the deep woods ice covered. Even when all the ice is gone, with almost 135 miles of trail, it will take some time to clear the winter…

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Hometown Focus Article

Check out the Hometown Focus Newspaper article – The Marvelous Mesabi Trail  

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Snow & Ice Still on the Trail

The grass in your yard may be showing – but the portions of the trail are still covered with ice and snow. Be patient…we’ll let you know when it is clear. Give our trail staff some time to clear away the winter debris…they can’t get out there until all the ice is gone.

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2020 Fall Colors

September 14th – just starting to turn. September 18th – Heavy frost last evening. Looks like a beautiful couple of weeks coming up… temps in the 60’s, lows in the 30-40 range. September 24th – Wow! … it’s happening way too quick this year……local news channels are predicting this weekend to be peak. September 29th…

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2020 Construction

Three sections of Trail are scheduled for construction this summer, actual completion dates are not available…but we will keep you posted. 9.5 miles from Embarrass to Kugler Township – this will leave about 6 miles left to connect to Tower. No route identified for the remaining 6 miles yet. Two miles from the section just…

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Majority of Trail Open

s of today about 90% of the Trail is open. Our staff is working everyday to clear away the winter debris. Watch for patches of ice & snow yet in the shady areas. With warm weather & rain this week, it should all be clear very soon.

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New Trail Section Ready for 2020

The newest 3.5 mile portion of completed Trail starts at Hwy 135 (just past Giants Ridge) and ends at Palo Tia Road in Embarrass. This section of Trail crosses the Embarrass Wetland Complex and Darwin Myers State Wildlife Management Area via a 3/4 mile long floating bridge. The last 1/2 mile of this section, from…

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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.