Mesabi Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Running through the colorful heart of northern Minnesota’s Iron Range region, the Mesabi Trail is well on its way to becoming one of the longer paved trails in the United States. When completed, the trail will run for 145 miles between Grand Rapids and Ely. Presently, 75 miles are paved between Grand Rapids and McKinley. A trail spur at Gilbert goes to Eveleth, while the main trail continues on to Wynne Lake.
The Mesabi Trail provides the opportunity to connect with nature as the trail winds through woods, stream areas, ponds, and lakes. Animal sightings on the trail are common, with deer,
raccoons, beavers, eagles, hawks, and even black bears making relatively regular appearances."