Redhead Mountain Bike Park

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Welcome to Redhead Mountain Bike Park 

- Redhead merchandise available inside the Minnesota Discovery Center Gift Shop (All purchases support Redhead trail maintenance). 
30 West Bike Shop - located inside Minnesota Discovery Center Summer Admissions Entrance. 

Redhead MTB Park is a public park free to ride and is open 7-days a week excluding rain days and/or seasonal change over. 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 iron ore mine pit, Redhead offers outdoor enthusiast an oasis of fun year-round. Redhead has something for everyone – with 25-miles of hand crafted, purpose built mountain bike trails already on the ground and more on the way. Difficulty ranges from beginner to expert level with a wide array of terrain features and options for riders to test out their skills. Adventure seekers can also hike on designated trails as well as kayak, canoe, paddle board, and swim! 

“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

Trailhead Facility Hours (MDC)

MDC Trailhead Facility 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

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Download Winter and Summer Maps Below 

Click here to download the Redhead Winter Map  

Winter Recreation

Winter Trail Rules: When it rains (or snows, if the ground is not frozen), the single-track trails will be immediately closed to all users (foot or bike) until trail conditions dry out and firm up. Trails typically reopen a few hours after rain ends, but the cooler the temperature, the longer this may take. Wet, soft or muddy trails are extremely easy to damage, which is why we close them until they dry out. If you are leaving tire ruts or footprints in the trail or your bike or footwear is muddy, you are damaging a trail that is currently too soft to use. All trails at Redhead MTB Park close to all uses (foot or bike) for three weeks in November for the firearms deer hunting season.

Permitted Winter Uses: Fat biking and snowshoeing only. Biking is prohibited on the snowmobile trail from December 1 - April 1 within the boundaries of the Redhead MTB Park. This causes the middle section of the Rim Trail to be closed, this will be marked with trail signage.

Winter Regulations: Bicycle tires must be at least 3.7" wide | Foot travel on snowshoes only | Snowshoes are available for rent at the Minnesota Discovery Center

Prohibited Winter Uses: Foot travel (except as permitted with snowshoes) | Pets on groomed trails |Activities that can damage groomed trails | Biking on the snowmobile trail from December 1 - April 1

Winter Trail Grooming: Volunteers generally groom trails in the evening after snowfall ends. Freshly groomed trails are very soft and easily damaged until they can refreeze and firm up. For this reason, we ask for bikes to stay off freshly groomed trail for 12-24 hours after they have been groomed for surface conditions to be ideal for biking again. Snowshoes are welcome on the freshly groomed trail as they help pack the snow. Visit or download the Trailforks Phone App for the latest trail grooming conditions.

Winter tips: If you are leaving tire ruts in groomed trails, that is considered damage and the trails are closed to that activity. Bring snowshoes as a backup activity in case trail conditions are too soft for biking. (Most days when temperatures are above freezing.) Snowshoeing helps pack the surface on freshly groomed or soft trails, which can get bikes back on the trail sooner. Reduce tire pressure in your bike. 2-4 psi in soft snow; up to 8 psi in firm snow. Use studded tires for variable trail conditions and added safety. Check the Chisholm, MN weather before you travel (ZIP 55719).

Click here to download the Redhead MTB Park Summer Map 

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. 

Chisholm Iron Trail Camp Ground less than 2 miles from the trailhead offering 35 full hookup (electricity, water, sewer), 14 sites with (electricity & water) and 7 tent sites. 

Iron Range Tourism: Click here to check out more campgrounds, hotels, and resorts for the perfect accommodations. 

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