Secret / Blackstone For Mountain Biking

The 14th most popular mountain bike trail in Minnesota.

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Located northeast of Ely in the Superior National Forest, the 8 mile Secret Trail loops, which are open to mountain biking, follow around a lake and has a great vista. The mountain bike trailhead is 20 miles east on Fernberg Road from town.

Overall, Secret / Blackstone is the 14th most popular mountain bike trail of all 31 mountain biking rides in Minnesota. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Secret / Blackstone including Arrowhead Trail, Bear Head Lake Trails, Laurentian Trail, McDougal Lake, Silver Trail and Snowbank Lake / Old Pines TrailGiants Ridge Ski Area.


Local Contact(s):  Superior National Forest (218) 365-7600; Ely Visitors (800) 777-7281; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700; Northcountry Guide To Mountain Biking by Bijold (612) 440-6374.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Minnesota" from Steve Johnson

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Smittys On Snowbank, Ely

Luxury Loding:  Burntside Lodge (218) 365-3894

Breakfast Restaurant:  Minglewood Cafe, Ely

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/8/2016

ID:  6191


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