Minnesota

Northeastern Minnesota

Section

US-2 in Grand Rapids to the western terminus of the Kekekabic Trail.

The North Country Trail is currently undeveloped between the Kekekabic Trail and the Chippewa National Forest, but long-distance hikers may follow the multi-use Mesabi Trail for most of the route. The NCTA is currently working to develop the Trail in the Kekekabic Trail-to-Ely and Grand Rapids areas. This area offers a quintessential northwoods experience along with glimpses of the Minnesota Iron Range history.

Header photo by Matt Davis

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Mileage

152 miles (all off-road)

Need to Know

Lodging and camping can be found in many towns along the Mesabi Trail and within Ely. Visit mesabitrail.com/communities for information.

Permits for hiking the Kekekabic and Border Route Trails may be obtained from the Superior National Forest office in Ely.

Local Chapters

Arrowhead Chapter

Trail Partners

Mesabi Trail