Biwabik, MN

On the Trail, 13 miles east of Virginia, is the city of Biwabik. There are restaurants, parks, a swimming beach, campground, and boat launches. Area lakes provide for year round recreational activities. The downtown area has a unique Bavarian look. The Mesabi Trail runs east along the south side of town and along Embarrass Lake, and on to the Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort.

Highlights

Because of its location on the Laurentian Divide, as with Gilbert and Virginia, the area offers rolling hills and great vistas. The Trail to Giant’s Ridge Golf and ski resort offers a dynamic corridor along the side of streams and large forested areas. Biwabik has become a favorite for recreational activities. In early December, Biwabik hosts its annual Wichnachtsfest to kick off the holiday season. Biwabik has become a fantastic winter getaway because of the many skiing and snowmobile trails.

Access Point For access to Mesabi Trail™ from Biwabik, travel east approximately one mile along Highway 135. Trail access and parking is available on the right at the northwest corner of Embarrass Lake.
Biwabik Access Point

For access to Mesabi Trail™ from Biwabik, travel east approximately one mile along Highway 135. Trail access and parking is available on the right at the northwest corner of Embarrass Lake.

Biwabik Vermilion Trail Campground

Minnesota 135
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-6705 (May to Sept) 218-750-1966 (Feb to April)

Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

As you cruise along the Mesabi Trail, stop by one of the great restaurants offered right onsite at Giants Ridge. Relax in the Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews (Main Chalet), featuring American fare + local brews. Or, stop by the Wacootah Grille, located adjacent to the Quarry golf course, featuring an outdoor patio overlooking the 18th hole & Lake Mine.

Villas at Giants Ridge Villas at Giants Ridge

6266 Giants Ridge Road
Biwabik, MN 55708

855-373-4231 or 218-865-4155

Relax and unwind on the shores of pristine Wynne Lake. Choose studio, 1 or 2 bedroom suites, or a stand alone 3 or 4 bedroom villa. Enjoy our outdoor pool & hot tub, rent kayaks, canoes and more to adventure the lake. Rent bikes onsite at Giants Ridge and hop on the Mesabi Trail with our convenient access! Call today to book your next northern Minnesota vacation.

The Lodge at Giants Ridge The Lodge at Giants Ridge

6373 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

877-442-6877 or 218-865-7170

Located right on the Mesabi Trail in the heart of the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Enjoy 1-4 bedroom condos with lodge décor, full kitchenettes & comfortable living areas. Fitness center, large indoor pool, hot tub, and Aveda spa are all onsite.

Green Gate Guest Houses

5748 Giants Ridge Road
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-290-2607

Nine unique vacation rentals along the Mesabi Trail between Biwabik and Giants Ridge. Complimentary 3-day Mesabi Trail wheel passes provided when you mention this ad at time of booking.

Northern Lights Lodging

404 Main Street
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-780-4541

Located on the main street of Biwabik, across from Honk the Moose park. Free wi-fi, fully equipped kitchens, indoor bike storage. Convenient to restaurants and grocery store, right on the Mesabi Trail.

Giants Ridge Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

Your one stop center for wellness & recreation, with direct access to the Mesabi Trail. Enjoy a round (or two) of golf on the best courses in Minnesota. Scale to new heights on our climbing wall, traverse miles of hiking trails, enjoy a round of disc golf or tackle our expanding mountain bike trails. In the winter, enjoy 35 alpine runs, snowboarding parks, world-class cross country skiing plus fat tire biking.

Biwabik City Hall

321 Main Street
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-4183

Giants Ridge Bike Park Giants Ridge Bike Park

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-8016

Tucked in the towering pines of the Superior National Forest, the Giants Ridge Bike Park is the largest lift-serviced mountain bike park in the Midwest; featuring nine purpose-built gravity mountain bike trails and nearly 20 miles of cross-county mountain bike trails.

Mountain bike rental is available on site, as well as lodging, dining, shopping, and other year-round seasonal adventures including skiing & golfing.

The Park is located at the Giants Ridge Recreation Area – you can access the Mesabi Trail directly from “the Ridge”.

The Lodge at Giants Ridge

6373 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

877-442-6877 or 218-865-7170

Located right on the Mesabi Trail in the heart of the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Enjoy 1-4 bedroom condos with lodge décor, full kitchenettes & comfortable living areas. Fitness center, large indoor pool, hot tub, and Aveda spa are all onsite.

The Lodge at Giants Ridge
Biwabik City Hall

321 Main Street
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-4183

Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

As you cruise along the Mesabi Trail, stop by one of the great restaurants offered right onsite at Giants Ridge. Relax in the Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews (Main Chalet), featuring American fare + local brews. Or, stop by the Wacootah Grille, located adjacent to the Quarry golf course, featuring an outdoor patio overlooking the 18th hole & Lake Mine.

Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge
Giants Ridge Bike Park

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-8016

Tucked in the towering pines of the Superior National Forest, the Giants Ridge Bike Park is the largest lift-serviced mountain bike park in the Midwest; featuring nine purpose-built gravity mountain bike trails and nearly 20 miles of cross-county mountain bike trails.

Mountain bike rental is available on site, as well as lodging, dining, shopping, and other year-round seasonal adventures including skiing & golfing.

The Park is located at the Giants Ridge Recreation Area – you can access the Mesabi Trail directly from “the Ridge”.

Giants Ridge Bike Park
Villas at Giants Ridge

6266 Giants Ridge Road
Biwabik, MN 55708

855-373-4231 or 218-865-4155

Relax and unwind on the shores of pristine Wynne Lake. Choose studio, 1 or 2 bedroom suites, or a stand alone 3 or 4 bedroom villa. Enjoy our outdoor pool & hot tub, rent kayaks, canoes and more to adventure the lake. Rent bikes onsite at Giants Ridge and hop on the Mesabi Trail with our convenient access! Call today to book your next northern Minnesota vacation.

Villas at Giants Ridge
Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

Your one stop center for wellness & recreation, with direct access to the Mesabi Trail. Enjoy a round (or two) of golf on the best courses in Minnesota. Scale to new heights on our climbing wall, traverse miles of hiking trails, enjoy a round of disc golf or tackle our expanding mountain bike trails. In the winter, enjoy 35 alpine runs, snowboarding parks, world-class cross country skiing plus fat tire biking.

Giants Ridge
Northern Lights Lodging

404 Main Street
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-780-4541

Located on the main street of Biwabik, across from Honk the Moose park. Free wi-fi, fully equipped kitchens, indoor bike storage. Convenient to restaurants and grocery store, right on the Mesabi Trail.

Green Gate Guest Houses

5748 Giants Ridge Road
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-290-2607

Nine unique vacation rentals along the Mesabi Trail between Biwabik and Giants Ridge. Complimentary 3-day Mesabi Trail wheel passes provided when you mention this ad at time of booking.

Biwabik Vermilion Trail Campground

Minnesota 135
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-6705 (May to Sept) 218-750-1966 (Feb to April)

Funding Source

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