fat bike trails north shore

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. 

Do not ride on groomed snowmobile trails or cross-country trails unless trail is designated multi-use.

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

mile 46.0

Take the easy accessible trail to the Visitor Center stairs to the Lighthouse. Then descend cliffside steps to Lake Superior and the Pump House. Trails traverse cobblestones beaches and adjacent forests; giving way to vantage points for viewing lighthouse. The Merrill Logging Trails crosses Highway 61 and meanders through the northern park forests. In winter 8.7 miles of multi-use trail with tracks for classic cross-country skiing on one side and the remainder of the trail for fat bikes, snowshoes, hiking, and skate-skiing are available. This provides a unique opportunity for people with different interests to all share the same trail.

Amenities: outhouses, some paved trails, picnic areas, visitor center
Length: 12 miles total with 3 along the lakeshore
Difficulty: easy to moderate

mile 60.0

An 8k trail this winter. Public access is Hwy 1 and Jensen Trail in Isabella with very limited parking.  Nice open trails with wide packed area through the pines. Great for a relaxing winter bike ride.

mile 99.8

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

gunflint mile 2.5

Seven narrow hard-pack trails intersect and climb the wooded hilltop overlooking Grand Marais and Lake Superior. The easy Pincushion Mountain Loop includes a small spur hiking trail to the summit. Test your skills on the advanced loops which connect to the intermediate loops.

Length: 20 miles

Difficulty: easy to advanced

Trailhead: 1 Pincushion Drive

Surface: hard pack and rock

gunflint mile 43.6

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.

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