Bike from the Highest to the Lowest Point in Minnesota

Eagle Mountain to Lake Superior in Grand Marais

Follow US Forest Service and county gravel roads, paved roads and a bit of the Gitchi Gami Trail through the woods, past sloughs, under pines with a few Lake Superior Vistas. Some rolling hills with a rise of 354 feet but an overall descent of 1499 feet over 16.6 miles.
Park at the Eagle Mountain Trailhead, then ride up over the ridge then all the way down to Grand Marais, picking up the Gitchi Gami State Trail for the last 1.5 miles. Lovely ride on low-traffic road [watch for logging operations].

Length: 17 miles

Difficulty: easy to moderate / difficult if you ride it up hill

Trailhead: Eagle Mountain Parking [The Grade and Bally Creek Rd]

Surface: hard pack gravel road