Wood Tick Challenge Ride

Aitkin, Minnesota 56431

Wood Tick Challenge Ride

Wood Tick Challenge Ride Professional Review and Guide

"This ride leaves from Aitkin, once a popular meeting point for Indians and explorers, including Zebulon Pike, Father Louis Hennepin, and Joseph N. Nicollet. Departing from this old riverboat town at the confluence of the Mississippi River and Ripple River, the ride heads south. Rolling past several of the area’s 365 lakes, the route circles up through the Cuyuna Iron Range.

Winding around a series of now abandoned open mine pits, filled with water to make Minnesota’s newest lakes, the ride pauses at the famous Wood Tick Inn. Here in the town of Cuyuna, you may have the chance to witness those pesky little blood-sucking ticks in a heated race. You’ll return to Aitkin to take in this river town’s past, while enjoying its hometown hospitality."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,300 feet
Top Elevation
Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce
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Jul 2018