Redhead Mountain Bike Park

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Redhead Mountain Bike Park - 25-MILES NOW OPEN 
Check out and support our phase 2 build-out vision at To make a tax-deductible donation to the Go Redhead fundraiser click here and donate directly to MD

The Minnesota Discovery Center – The Museum of the Iron Range and Home of the Redhead MTB Park Trailhead.

Redhead MTB Park is a public park free to ride and is open 7-days a week excluding rain days and seasonal change over. 

Ladies Group Ride at Redhead Thursday, September 23rd at 5:15pm lead by Beckie Golnick. Meet at trailhead. All level riders welcome. 

Current trail conditions (9/25/21): Partly cloudy - PARK OPEN | Air Quality Good | 25-miles open | Rim Trail is OPEN| | Trail conditions GOOD | Water Rec - swimming is open and dock is in (public shuttle, canoe & kayak rentals coming soon) | 10 Day Weather Chisholm (Water, indoor restrooms, Park Tools, bike shop & bike rentals available inside the Minnesota Discovery Center). 

*Please remember, if there is significant rain the park will be closed for at least 6 hours or until trails are adequately dry.

*Please stay tuned to this web page and the Redhead MTB Park Facebook and Instagram pages for updates regarding the Redhead MTB Park. 

Come discover the new world-class Redhead Mountain Bike Park at the Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) in Chisholm, MN. Carved from the walls of an abandoned water-filled mine pit, Redhead offers outdoor enthusiast an oasis of fun year-round. Redhead has something for everyone – with nearly 25-miles of hand crafted, purpose built mountain bike trails already on the ground and more on the way. Difficulty ranges from beginner (easy) to expert level with a wide array of terrain features and options for riders to test out their skills. 


Allowable uses at Redhead this summer include: Mountain biking, fat biking, hiking, trail running, e-bikes, and dogs (6ft leash at all times. Clean up required).

Water Recreation (trial run through September 2021): The Redhead dock was installed allowing for mine pit lake access (thanks to a grant from the Chisholm Community Foundation). Allowable uses include, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding. Currently, there is no motorized water craft allowed. To access the beach you can hike, bike, or ATV. MDC will soon offer public shuttle rides into the pit 3-days a week and can also haul in bikes, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and personal gear via a new trailer. Stay tuned for updates regarding the shuttle program. Canoes and kayaks will soon be avasilable to rent at MDC. There is NO LIFEGAURD on duty, swim and recreate at your own risk. Call 911 in the case of an emergency. MDC recommends that all persons accessing the lake use a life jacket. 

Click here for more details regarding rentals and shuttle service for 2021.

Not allowed on trails or on lake: motorized bikes, four wheelers, side x sides, motorized boats. 

Trail Hours (subject to rapid change due to weather and trail conditions): Open from dawn to dusk 7-days a week. Hours effective once park opens.  

Coming to Redhead in 2021: 

- 30West Bike Shop at MDC - NOW OPEN, Bike Rentals NOW AVAIL to make a reservation, CLICK HERE
- Special Release of Redhead Mountain Bike Park Short Documentary - One exclusive screening to be announced soon. 
- Launch of public crowdfunding campaign - NOW LIVE click the Go Redhead link below to suppport the project!  

*Help SUPPORT the build out of Redhead at!

*Plan your next ADVENTURE and Ride The Range -

- The Mesabi Trail (115 miles of paved trail from Ely, MN to Grand Rapids, MN). Visit for details. Mesabi Trail access right next to Redhead! 
- Giants Ridge Mountain Bike Park (Rockin' lift-served MTB park featuring eight purpose-built gravity (downhill) MTB trails, just 40 minutes from Redhead). Visit for details.
- Tioga Recreation Area (25-miles of first-class adventure on these rad trails in Grand Rapids, just 55 minutes from Redhead). Visit for details. 
- Cuyuna Lakes MTB Trails (30-miles of red gold in Crosby, Ironton, Cuyuna, and Rivertown U.S.A. just 2 hours from Redhead). Visit for details. 

The Minnesota Discovery Center Summer Entrance will serve as the trailhead facility for the Redhead MTB Park. Redhead visitors will have full access to free parking, restrooms, our Miner's Daughter Gift Shop (bike accessories sold here), and The Rustic Pig Food Court is CLOSED for the season. Our indoor restaurant will reopen later this year. Visit The Rustic Pig Facebook page or website for menu details, hours, specials, events, and much more! 

MDC Trailhead Facility Hours: (Autumn/Winter Hours) 

Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 10 am -  8 pm

Friday: 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Monday: CLOSED

Redhead MTB Park is now on the Trailforks APP or online at!

Have questions? Scroll down for some FAQs and area lodging. If your question isn't listed, give us a call at 218-254-7959, send us an email at, or send us a message on Facebook

Riding Redhead? Share the experience by tagging your photos! @redheadmtbpark @mndiscoverycenter on Facebook | @MNDiscoveryCtr on Twitter!

“The Redhead Mountain Bike Park, being built on 1,225-acres of former Iron Range mineland, is shaping up to arguably be the most scenic and unequaled mountain bike park in the Midwest.” – Business North

Click here to download the Redhead MTB Park Phase 2 Map 

WATER RECREATION UPDATE: Now open. Details click here.

Available water recreation opportunities: swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, and kayaking. Rentals are available through the Minnesota Discovery Center. 

Public access to swimming area: the public is not allowed to drive their personal vehicles into the pit. MDC will shuttle guests on a regular basis into the pit via our new shuttle van Thursday-Saturday 10am-4pm. The public can hike or bike into the pit, but no vehicle access is allowed other than approved MDC and emergency vehicles. ATV access on designated trail. 

There is NO LIFEGAURD on duty and all water recreation is at the publics own risk.

If people have questions or need clarification call 218-254-6000.  

Redhead MTB Park Phase 1 Map

Area Lodging: 

The Chisholm Inn and Suites (directly across Hwy. 169 from Redhead MTB Park) is offering visitors coming up to experience the new park, 10% off rooms. Call 218-254-2000 for more information. Click the link below to check out additional lodging options. 

Click here to check out campgrounds, hotels, and resorts for the perfect accommodations. 

Visit for more information. 

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