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The Ely area is quickly becoming a Minnesota hotspot for mountain biking, gravel riding, and scenic paved trail riding with the development of the scenic Mesabi Trail and the new professionally built single track mountain bike trails at the Hidden Valley Recreation Area. See below for more details. 

Purple mountain bike leaning against tree on mountain bike trail in Ely, MN.

Hidden Valley Mountain Bike Trails

10 miles of single track mountain bike trails (will be finished in fall of 2021)

  • On the way to Vosburgh's Custom Cabin Rentals from Ely, MN

  • Well built flow trails through beautiful white pine forest

  • Link to trail maps.

Mountain biker jumping over a rock.

Giants Ridge

12 miles single track mountain bike and 8 lift-served gravity (downhill trails). 

  • 45 min from Vosburgh's Custom Cabin Rentals. 

  • Trails for all levels. 

  • Link to trail maps. 

Two bikers on  paved mountain bike path.

Mesabi Trail

135 miles of scenic paved trail

  • Family-friendly with many options to try different sections. 

  • Complete Ely section to be finished soon.

  • Website with map.

Paved bike path on Trezona trail.

Trezona Trail Loop

4 mile paved loop

  • Located in town this 4 miles mostly paved trail goes around Miners Lake, a former iron ore mining pit. History abounds in the area providing a glimpse into the economic lifeblood of the past. 

  • Click here for a printable map

Mountain biker turning corner on a switch back at Redhead in Chisholm, MN.

Redhead Mountain Bike Park

25 miles single track mountain biking

  • Although they are a 1.5-hour drive from Vosburgh's Custom Cabin Rentals we would be remiss to not mention these awesome new single-track trails built on the walls of a carved-out mine pit.

  • Click here for more information.

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