The Lutsen Mountain area has a 12 mile loop with the most vertical (1300) of any comparable length trail in the state. The route varies from wide mowed grass sections to muddy singletrack through northern boreal forests of maple, aspen, birch, balsam fir and towering pines. There are great views of Lake Superior from the Moose Mountain summit. Don t miss the Poplar Falls and keep an eye out for moose and wolves.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Tofte, head north on US61. Proceed north on CR36 to the Lutsen Mountain gondola lift station and bike trailhead.
Overall, Lutsen Mountain is the 22nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 31 mountain biking rides in Minnesota.