Category Archives: Trail Conditions

Kelly Lake – Road Construction

Caution in Kelly Lake – after paving County Road 60, they have not complete transition spots from the roadway onto the Mesabi Trail.

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Keewatin – Road Construction

Be cautious in Keewatin – work is being done on the railway on 1st St just as the trail comes into town.

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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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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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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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Funding Source

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