Mesabi Trail Info

Online: A detailed map, trail conditions, lodging and resources at mesabitrail.com.

Wheel Pass: $5 for three days or $15/annual. Available at local shops, self-pay stations and at shop.mesabitrail.com.

Shuttle: The Mesabi Trail Shuttle Service will transport riders between any two points on the trail, and help with your Mesabi itinerary. A ride from Ely to Grand Rapids (the full length of the trail) cost us $155 for two riders (1-218-780-4541 or mesabi.shuttle@gmail.com).

Where to eat & drink

Mucho Si: Mexican food in Nashwauk. 1-218-885-4062.

Sammy’s Pizza: A Hibbing institution. 1-218-263-7574; sammyspizzahibbing.com.

BoomTown Brewery & Woodfire Grill: Craft beer in Hibbing and Eveleth. 1-218-440-1710; drinklikearanger.com.

Vi’s Pizza & TNT Bar: A Biwa­bik favorite. 1-218-865-4164.

Ely Steak House: 1-218-365-7412; elysteakhouse.com.

Where to stay

Hibbing Park Hotel & Suites: 1-218-262-3481; hibbingparkhotel.com.

Green Gate Guest Houses: Unique rentals near Biwabik. 1-218-290-2607; greengateguest­houses.com.

Giants Ridge: Sprawling resort with multiple options. 1-800-688-7669; giantsridge.com/accommodations.

Grand Ely Lodge: 1-218-365-6565; grandelylodge.com.