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 hiking route connects with the Taconite State Trail in the south near Tower.
To reach the hiking 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 State Trail is the 5th most popular hiking trail of all 31 hikes in Minnesota.