Access Points

Grand Rapids Access Point Grand Rapids Access Point

1336 Fairgrounds Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Direct Trail access and parking are located at the north end of the Itasca County Fairgrounds parking lot, look for yellow the Mesabi Trail entry point archway.

Taconite Access Point

Bennett Street & Hodgins Avenue
Taconite, MN 55786

Parking is available at the Community Center, just a block away from the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Eveleth (Mesabi Station) Access Point Eveleth (Mesabi Station) Access Point

111 Station 44 Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

This access point is at Mesabi Station, Trailhead for the Mesabi Trail. Parking available at lower level parking lot near the entry point kiosk. NOTE – this is a spur from the main trail.

Marble Access Point Marble Access Point

Near - 603 Alice Avenue
Marble, MN 55764

Mesabi Trail access and parking are behind the ball field, look for the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Virginia Access Point

1428 North 9th Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792

Parking is available right at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Nashwauk Access Point

Near - 703 1st St
Nashwauk, MN 55769

Parking is available not far from the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow entry archway.

Bovey Access Point

1st Street & 1st Avenue
Bovey, MN 55709

Park on any of the city streets.

Aurora Access Point

Hill Street & Co Hwy 100
Aurora, MN 55705

Parking at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway. NOTE – this is a spur from the main trail, there is no connectivity east beyond Aurora.

Kinney Access Point

Hwy 169 & Co Hwy 25
Great Scott Township, MN

From Hwy 169, exit north onto Co Hwy 25 and continue 3/10 mile towards Kinney, but not into town. Trail access and parking lot are on the left.

McKinley Access Point

5252 Heritage Trail
Gilbert, MN 55741

Parking just steps away from the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk. NOTE – there is a gap with no paved trail between McKinley & Biwabik. Heading west – there is paved tail connecting to Gilbert. Heading east – detour to the shoulder of Hey 135 to get to Biwabik. Construction completion expected by the end of 2023. There is paved trail again starting east of Biwabik.

Pengilly Access Point

Minnesota 65
Pengilly, MN 55775

When you turn from Hwy 169 onto Hwy 65, parking is immediately to your left, Trail access will be to your right across Hwy 65 at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk.

Mountain Iron Access Point Mountain Iron Access Point

Locomotive Street & Mesabi Avenue
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

Parking available by the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Hibbing Access Point Hibbing Access Point

1201 Greyhound Boulevard
Hibbing, MN 55746

Parking is available at the Greyhound Bus Museum parking lot, steps away from the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Tower Access Point

Pine Street & Poirier Road
Tower, MN 55790

Park in the lot by the Civic Center and Trail Museum. Access the Mesabi Trail just a half block south.

Biwabik (Embarrass Lake) Access Point

5966 Minnesota 135
Biwabik, MN 55705

Direct access to the Mesabi Trail and parking right off Hwy 135 at the Wayside Rest & Boat Landing.

Coleraine Access Point

803 Cole Street
Coleraine, MN 55722

Parking is available at Longyear Park (400 Cole St), 2.5 blocks away from the actual trail entrance, which is a bit hidden between & behind the two buildings at 803 Cole St.

Gilbert Access Point Gilbert Access Point

Kansas Avenue & Ore-Be-Gone Drive
Gilbert, MN 55741

Parking available near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway at the entrance to Sherwood Forest Campground.

Ely Access Point

Pioneer Road & Miners Drive East
Ely, MN 55731

Park in the lot off Miners Drive east, look for the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk. Access to the Trail is to the east across Pioneer Rd. You can also access the Trezona City Trail here.

Buhl Access Point Buhl Access Point

Culver Avenue & State Street
Buhl, MN 55713

Park on any city street near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Keewatin Access Point Keewatin Access Point

West 3rd Avenue & North 7th Street
Keewatin, MN 55753

Parking is a short distance from the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Chisholm Access Point Chisholm Access Point

East Lake Street & 1st Avenue SE
Chisholm, MN 55719

Parking is available right at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk. The Trail heads south on 1st Ave SE from the kiosk.

Calumet Access Point Calumet Access Point

Gary Street & Hill-Annex Minnesota State Park Road
Calumet, MN 55716

Parking is available near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow entry archway, immediately south of the Hill Annex Mine State Park.

Fayal Township Access Point Fayal Township Access Point

4375 Shady Lane
Eveleth, MN 55734

Parking available at the Township Hall, catch the trail at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk across from the skating rink.

 

Giants Ridge Access Point

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

This access point is right at the entrance to Giants Ridge ski resort. Parking at the resort.

Embarrass Access Point

4846 Highway 21
Embarrass, MN 55732

Parking very near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk. NOTE – the Trail travels north for 9.5 miles and dead ends at Hwy 26, about 6 miles short of Tower. There is no connectivity to Tower at this time. It is NOT recommended to detour to the shoulder of Hwy 135 as there is no shoulder.

Eagles Nest Township Access Point

1552 Bear Head State Park Road
Ely, MN 55731

Eagles Nest is 13 miles southwest of Ely off Hwy 169, on the way to Bear Head State Park. Parking is near the Township Hall at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk.

Biwabik Access Point

6233 Minnesota 135
Biwabik, MN 55708

Parking very near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk. NOTE – there is no connectivity to this entry point yet, construction is planned for 2023.

Eveleth (Fayal Pond) Access Point

1502 Minnesota 37
Eveleth, MN 55734

Parking near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway. Access to the Trail is to the east, under the Hwy 53 over-pass, immediately after the exit ramp. NOTE – this is a spur from the main trail.

Mountain Iron Access Point

Locomotive Street & Mesabi Avenue
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

Parking available by the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Mountain Iron Access Point
Ely Access Point

Pioneer Road & Miners Drive East
Ely, MN 55731

Park in the lot off Miners Drive east, look for the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk. Access to the Trail is to the east across Pioneer Rd. You can also access the Trezona City Trail here.

Keewatin Access Point

West 3rd Avenue & North 7th Street
Keewatin, MN 55753

Parking is a short distance from the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Keewatin Access Point
McKinley Access Point

5252 Heritage Trail
Gilbert, MN 55741

Parking just steps away from the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk. NOTE – there is a gap with no paved trail between McKinley & Biwabik. Heading west – there is paved tail connecting to Gilbert. Heading east – detour to the shoulder of Hey 135 to get to Biwabik. Construction completion expected by the end of 2023. There is paved trail again starting east of Biwabik.

Taconite Access Point

Bennett Street & Hodgins Avenue
Taconite, MN 55786

Parking is available at the Community Center, just a block away from the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Eveleth (Fayal Pond) Access Point

1502 Minnesota 37
Eveleth, MN 55734

Parking near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway. Access to the Trail is to the east, under the Hwy 53 over-pass, immediately after the exit ramp. NOTE – this is a spur from the main trail.

Eveleth (Mesabi Station) Access Point

111 Station 44 Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

This access point is at Mesabi Station, Trailhead for the Mesabi Trail. Parking available at lower level parking lot near the entry point kiosk. NOTE – this is a spur from the main trail.

Eveleth (Mesabi Station) Access Point
Embarrass Access Point

4846 Highway 21
Embarrass, MN 55732

Parking very near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk. NOTE – the Trail travels north for 9.5 miles and dead ends at Hwy 26, about 6 miles short of Tower. There is no connectivity to Tower at this time. It is NOT recommended to detour to the shoulder of Hwy 135 as there is no shoulder.

Chisholm Access Point

East Lake Street & 1st Avenue SE
Chisholm, MN 55719

Parking is available right at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk. The Trail heads south on 1st Ave SE from the kiosk.

Chisholm Access Point
Kinney Access Point

Hwy 169 & Co Hwy 25
Great Scott Township, MN

From Hwy 169, exit north onto Co Hwy 25 and continue 3/10 mile towards Kinney, but not into town. Trail access and parking lot are on the left.

Biwabik (Embarrass Lake) Access Point

5966 Minnesota 135
Biwabik, MN 55705

Direct access to the Mesabi Trail and parking right off Hwy 135 at the Wayside Rest & Boat Landing.

Giants Ridge Access Point

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

This access point is right at the entrance to Giants Ridge ski resort. Parking at the resort.

Gilbert Access Point

Kansas Avenue & Ore-Be-Gone Drive
Gilbert, MN 55741

Parking available near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway at the entrance to Sherwood Forest Campground.

Gilbert Access Point
Coleraine Access Point

803 Cole Street
Coleraine, MN 55722

Parking is available at Longyear Park (400 Cole St), 2.5 blocks away from the actual trail entrance, which is a bit hidden between & behind the two buildings at 803 Cole St.

Aurora Access Point

Hill Street & Co Hwy 100
Aurora, MN 55705

Parking at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway. NOTE – this is a spur from the main trail, there is no connectivity east beyond Aurora.

Nashwauk Access Point

Near - 703 1st St
Nashwauk, MN 55769

Parking is available not far from the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow entry archway.

Buhl Access Point

Culver Avenue & State Street
Buhl, MN 55713

Park on any city street near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Buhl Access Point
Grand Rapids Access Point

1336 Fairgrounds Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Direct Trail access and parking are located at the north end of the Itasca County Fairgrounds parking lot, look for yellow the Mesabi Trail entry point archway.

Grand Rapids Access Point
Pengilly Access Point

Minnesota 65
Pengilly, MN 55775

When you turn from Hwy 169 onto Hwy 65, parking is immediately to your left, Trail access will be to your right across Hwy 65 at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk.

Marble Access Point

Near - 603 Alice Avenue
Marble, MN 55764

Mesabi Trail access and parking are behind the ball field, look for the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Marble Access Point
Virginia Access Point

1428 North 9th Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792

Parking is available right at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Fayal Township Access Point

4375 Shady Lane
Eveleth, MN 55734

Parking available at the Township Hall, catch the trail at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk across from the skating rink.

 

Fayal Township Access Point
Calumet Access Point

Gary Street & Hill-Annex Minnesota State Park Road
Calumet, MN 55716

Parking is available near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow entry archway, immediately south of the Hill Annex Mine State Park.

Calumet Access Point
Biwabik Access Point

6233 Minnesota 135
Biwabik, MN 55708

Parking very near the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk. NOTE – there is no connectivity to this entry point yet, construction is planned for 2023.

Tower Access Point

Pine Street & Poirier Road
Tower, MN 55790

Park in the lot by the Civic Center and Trail Museum. Access the Mesabi Trail just a half block south.

Bovey Access Point

1st Street & 1st Avenue
Bovey, MN 55709

Park on any of the city streets.

Eagles Nest Township Access Point

1552 Bear Head State Park Road
Ely, MN 55731

Eagles Nest is 13 miles southwest of Ely off Hwy 169, on the way to Bear Head State Park. Parking is near the Township Hall at the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk.

Hibbing Access Point

1201 Greyhound Boulevard
Hibbing, MN 55746

Parking is available at the Greyhound Bus Museum parking lot, steps away from the Mesabi Trail entry point kiosk and yellow archway.

Hibbing Access Point
Funding Source

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