North Shore Trails

The North Shore is an excellent place to bike ride with gorgeous forests, elevation, and wide open vistas of Lake Superior. Fat bikes mean winter riding – the lower air pressure and fat tires allow you to float over snowy trails where other tires would sink. Local bike riders are introducing the sport and opening trails along the shore. Come back to this page as it is brand new and I expect to have more trails and info listed as it becomes available.

Rent a Fat Tire Bike

In Duluth at Continental Ski & Bike; call 218-728-4466 for details
In Two Harbors at Spokengear; call 218-834-2117 for details
In Tofte at Sawtooth Outfitters or call 218-663-7643
On the Gunflint Trail at Gunflint Lodge or call 800-328-3325

Fat Bike Trails

Lake County Demonstration Forest near Two Harbors has three groomed an one ungroomed trail
Find driving directions to the trail head
Find a map here


Flathorn Gegoka
is piloting an 8k trail this winter. Public access is Hwy 1 and Jensen Trail in Isabella with very limited parking.  Additional parking and alternate access is available at the National Forest Lodge. Nice open trails with wide packed area through the pines. Great for a relaxing winter bike ride.
Find trail conditions here
Find a map here


Split Rock Lighthouse
has converted an 8.7 miles of multi-use trail; they are expecting a new groomer at the tail end of 2019 or beginning of January. Once the new groomer arrives, they will set tracks for classic cross-country skiing on one side and roll the remainder of the trail for fat bikes, snowshoes, hiking, and skate-skiing. This provides a unique opportunity for people with different interests to all share the same trail.
Find trail conditions here
Find a map here


Norpine Trail System 
in Lutsen has opened one lane of the 6K Cascade Connector trail. This is a dual-use winter trail to be shared by both skiers and fat-tire bikers. Proper use of these trails will insure that these trails will be available for dual use in the future.
Find Fat Bike Info & Rules
Find trail conditions here
Find a map here


Pincushion Mountain Trails
in Grand Marais have specific Fat Bike Trails.
Find trail conditions here
Find a map here


Gunflint Lake Trails 
With the purchase of a trail pass you can experience over 12 miles of our trails or venture out onto Gunflint Lake for a ride along the international border! You can even bike down to Bridal Falls.

**Note – as a rule all MN DNR Snowmobile trails are closed to fat biking.