Redhead Mountain Bike Park
Redhead Mountain Bike Park - NOW OPEN
The Minnesota Discovery Center – Home of the Redhead MTB Park Trailhead
This summer come discover #MesabiMagic at the new, world-class Redhead Mountain Bike Park at the Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) in Chisholm, MN. The first 15.3 miles of the completed and looped trail system is now open to the public 7-days a week from dawn to dusk. The Redhead MTB Park is slated to be completed in the Fall of 2020 (grand opening 2021) and is anticipated to be 25-30 miles of world-class mountain bike trails. Difficulty ranges from beginner (easy) to expert level with a wide array of terrain features and options for riders to test out their skills on. The park also offers trails for hiking and these trails are clearly marked with a hiking symbol.
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, which will offer a delicious full food and beverage menu, including our beloved signature cocktails three days a week! The Rustic Pig Food Court will also offer a tasty selection of grab and go items. Visit The Rustic Pig Facebook page or website for menu details, hours, specials, events, and much more!
MDC Trailhead Facility Hours:
Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm - Rustic Pic Food Court Open (12pm-8pm)
Friday: 9 am - 9 pm - Rustic Pic Food Court Open (12pm-8pm)
Saturday: 9 am - 9 pm - Rustic Pic Food Court Open (12pm-8pm)
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Redhead MTB Park is now on the Trailforks APP or online at www.trailforks.com!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a message on Facebook!
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“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 to here to download the Redhead MTB Park Phase 1 Map
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.
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Redhead Trails FAQs:
- Where is the Redhead Trail Entrance? At the MN Discovery Center in Chisholm, MN
- When is the bike trail open? The first 15.3 miles of the trails opened on Friday, June 12th. Another 15 miles will be completed later this fall.
- When can I ride the trails? Riders can enjoy the bike trails from sunrise to sunset.
- Do I have to pay to use the bike trails? Nope! You will only pay if you’d like to go through the MN Discovery Center museum and exhibits.
- What other uses does Redhead allow (i.e. hiking, walking, etc.)? Each trail has designated use signage. A majority allow walking/hiking but not all. No motorized vehicles.
- Are E-bikes allowed on the trails? Yes!
- What should I do in an emergency at Redhead MTB Park? Please call 911 for all emergencies.
- Is Redhead Mountain Bike Park available on Trailforks? Yes!
- What should I do if I see an issue on Redhead? Download the free Trailforks app. All issues can be reported on the app as a user. Or you can report to MN Discovery Center (during our open hours). IROC prefers the app as the volunteers can be notified right away and go out to fix it. Trails are inspected weekly by IROC volunteers.
- Who owns and maintains the Redhead Mountain Bike Park? – Redhead is a cooperative effort between IROC, The City of Chisholm, and The Minnesota Discovery Center. The Funding for the trail system came from the Department of Iron Range Resources which utilizes taxes generated by mining to foster vibrant growth and economic prosperity in northeastern Minnesota. The City of Chisholm owns the Redhead Mountain Bike Trails. Iron Range Off-Road Cyclists (IROC) maintains general maintenance. If any technical maintenance is needed, the City of Chisholm will call the appropriate vendor. The MN Discovery Center is the trailhead.
- Is Redhead MTB Park open year-round? Currently, we do not have the answer yet. They want to try and groom the trails for fat tire bikes in the winter. Details will be posted at a later date.
- Can you ride normal bikes on in the park? Yes, but your experience will be a little more difficult without the suspension and weight of a mountain bike.
- Where can I learn more about Redhead Mountain Bike Park? IROC’s website at irocmtb.com or their facebook page IROC MTB.
- Do you have bike rentals? 30West will be the onsite repair shop. Due to COVID-19, the shop won’t be up and running until next year. Another bike company, Ardent, will be purchasing the old Iron Kettle restaurant and creating a bike shop/repair shop and should have a small fleet of bikes to rent come July.
- Do you have bathrooms? There is one Porta Potty at the trailhead and one Porta Potty out at Glen Location. The restrooms at the MN Discovery Center will be available for use during our open hours.
- Is there camping or lodging around? 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 or Check out these campgrounds, hotels, and resorts for the perfect accommodations. We are looking for more camping opportunities in the future.
- Do you have any bike supplies in your gift shop? Yes, our gift shop will offer a variety of bike parts.
- Is there anywhere onsite I can eat before or after my ride? The MN Discovery Center’s Rustic Pig Food Court is currently open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12pm – 8pm with a delicious food and drink menu! No admission is required to enter the Food Court.