Mountain Biking

A mountain biker on the Britton Peak singletrack trail

Most mountain biking experiences on the Superior National Forest are along roadways originally developed to access forest stands for other reasons, but there are also two singletrack trail systems and one multi-use trail designated for cycling.  

When using roads, mountain bikers need to be aware that many roads in the Forest are single lane roads with occasional wide areas for passing.  Logging trucks and other vehicles travel the same roads and can surprise unsuspecting bikers.  With this in mind, biking on the back roads can be a wonderful way to visit the Forest.  Bikes allow for relatively fast access to the area without being isolated from the outdoors as you are in a car or truck.  Wear a helmet, bring lots of water, and be prepared, but don't forget to have a good time!

There are two areas with dedicated mountain bike singletrack trail.  One is on the Tofte District starting from the Britton Peak Hiking Trailhead, and the other starts in the Pincushion Recreation Area on the Gunflint District.  Mountain biking is also part of the multi-use Big Aspen Trail on the Laurentian District

Mountain Biking Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities