As the deep snows of the North Shore of Lake Superior melt away, a dramatic collection of mountain bike trails are emerging to meet a wide variety of challenges.
Scenic 61 Brighton Beach & Old Hwy 'Scenic' 61: A one-mile-plus paved road runs through Brighton Beach, the first park northeast of Duluth, just past the Lester River. Brighton
Sonju Trail Two Harbors: A paved lakeshore path in Two Harbors; ride from the Depot/Edna G. in the harbor past the lighthouse to Burlington Bay near the campground.Length 2-mile round-trip
Sugarbush Loop Trails Tofte: Bike along sugar maple ridgelines,follows cross-country ski trails with maps at intersections up to 17 miles from the trailhead at Britton Peak parking, on the cross-country ski trails
Carlton Peak-Tofte Trails: The grassy, packed-dirt 1 1/2-mile snowmobile trail to Carlton Peak - it's a 5-minute walk to the summit. Return on the same route or, near the Sawbill Trail take the 3-mile Tofte Trail, all downhill to Highway 61; a grassy trail with small creeks.
Devil Track Loop & Bally Creek Area Trails Grand Marais: Ride some back roads! Make it as two-car plan and you can ride up over the ridge all the way down to Grand Marais. You can begin at Eagle Mountain, Devil Track Campground or the picnic site on the Cascade River. This can be a great short ride or a moderate longer ride. Up to 25 miles
Pincushion Mountain Trails Grand Marie: The cross-country ski trail network; loops from 1 - 13 kilometers. A favorite is the Pincushion Mtn loop, beautiful overlooks. Up to 16 miles
Maple or Eliason Tower Loop: Especially pretty in the fall! A 12-mile loop along back forest and county roads.
Gunflint Trail Lima Mountain Trail: Here you go - the quintessential ride through the forest. You can ride the entire road north to south or pick it up where either the Lima Mtn Rd or South Brule Rd intersect with the Lima Grade.
Old Gunflint Trail: A five-mile hilly little road on the northern end of the Gunflint Trail. If you ride south to north, you end up at the Iron Lake campground, which has picnic sites.
Grand Portage: Ride the back roads north of Grand Portage / Highway 61. Some favorites include the Mineral Center Road, the spur to Mount Maud and up the Partridge Falls Road.