West of Ely near Tower, the 70 mile Arrowhead State Trail located in northeastern Minnesota from Tower to International Falls that passes over rolling terrain with several river crossings. This mountain biking trail connects with the Taconite State Trail in the south near Tower.
To reach mountain biking at the trailhead on the southern part of the trail (north of SR1) from the intersection of SR 1 and SR 135 in Tower go west on SR 1 for 6.5 miles. Parking is on the right.
Overall, Arrowhead Trail is the 8th most popular mountain bike trail of all 31 mountain biking rides in Minnesota.