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Grand Rapids & Biking:


The Grand Rapids, Minnesota area has over 100 miles of bike trails that you can ride all seasons. In the Winter, we suggest: Tioga Recreation Area  (25+ mile world class, purpose built multi level mountain bike trails), Chippewa National Forest trail roads, and Legion Trail.

Fat Tire Biking Grand Rapids, Minnesota from Visit Grand Rapids on Vimeo.

Over the River & Through the Woods

Find yourself off the beaten path on one of the many trails in the Grand Rapids area. From novice to expert, there are trails for you with nature scenes that will take your breath away.

Choose your Biking/Hiking Adventure:

Experience the Chip:

1.6 million acres to explore, the Chippewa is a celebration of seasons, cultures & the environment.

Hiking Trails To Consider:

Itasca County

Grand Rapids Hiking Trails:

  • Sylvan Bay Trailhead (entrance on 14th Ave SW off of Golf Course Road)
    • This trail takes you behind Grand Itasca and over to Forest History Center, Mississippi River views.
  • Legion Trail
    • This trail access is located at the Reif Arts Council and takes you around Hale Lake.

Hike All Seasons:

You can experience the beauty of the Northwoods all year long! Check out more information about snowshoeing!


Hiking Resources

Legion Trails

These multipurpose trails located conveniently in Grand Rapids proper offer an easily accessible opportunity to hike Minnesota’s Nature! Map

Get Fit Itasca Interactive Maps

Need Grand Rapids Area maps on the go? Get fit Itasca has you covered! Check out there interactive trail maps

Itasca County Trails

Find adventures all over the county. Explore Itasca County Trail Maps

MN DNR Hiking Resources

Looking for tips and tricks for how to have fun on Minnesota trails and stay safe! The MN DNR has lots of helpful resources

Hiking Maps

Hike the Chippewa National Forest

Camp Rabideau Hike this historic 1935 CCC Camp nestled between Benjamin and Carls Lake. More Information

Cut Foot Sioux Trail

Enjoy hiking this trail alongside horseback riders. Don’t forget to check out the Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center for interpretative programing through the summer months. More Information

Joyce Estates

Tour the land once used by wealthy lumber baron David Joyce as a summer home and peak at many structures that still remain to this day. More Information

Lost Forty

Get a glimpse at 350 year old pine trees in this unique area of forest untouched by the lumber industry due to a surveying error. More information

Simpson Creek Trail

14 miles of trail wind through pines, lakes and glacial eskers. More Information

Suomi Hills

This truly rustic hiking opportunity is a short distance from Grand Rapids. Many small lakes dot the trails and offer a variety of fishing opportunities. More information

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