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Level: Advanced
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Divide Lake Hiking Trail

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#54 of 137 mountain bike trails in Minnesota
#4,649 in the world

This is intended as a hiking trail and I might have been the first to ride it. It is marked no motorized vehicles. I asked the Sheriff if it was alright to ride it and he said if it was not marked no bikes, go for it. The trail is difficult, not worn by bikes. Over roots, rocks, grass, with little room to squeeze in many places. This is a beautiful natural area, so let's keep it that way. Pack out your garbage (cans at campground) and TREAD lightly. Divide lake is a designated trout lake, so buy your license, ride the trail in the afternoon and find a good spot to fish, then have a nice trout dinner (be aware the trout's dinner time is usually between 4:00-6:00 p.m.)

First added by erikolson on Jul 2, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Duluth: Take Hwy 61 north past Silver Bay to Illgen City. Take State Hwy 1 west (only direction you can go, other way would put you in Lake Superior). Follow Hwy 1 to Isabella, turn right on dirt logging road #172 heading east. You will pass Dumbell lake on your left (great Muskie lake). A little father and you arrive at Divide Lake campground. Follow sign in campground to trail. The campground is semi-primative. It has an outhouse, 3 tent sites with fire rings, and right on the lake. There is also a primitive site on the trail, halfway around the lake. There is a camping fee - $14.00 per night, you leave it in an envelope in a box.
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  • erikolson

    Superior National Forest is my favorite place. I have been many places, but the north woods is my eden. This is a hiking trail that goes around Divide Lake. The trail is not worn to mountain bikes and is difficult in places. Rocks, roots, and trees. A load of fun, ride the trail, do some fishing, make some smores. Be happy! Please tread lightly on this trail, exit for any hikers, and pack out your garbage. Great trout fighing and beautiful scenery. Very few bugs, pleasant weather in June and July.

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