Go explore. Go tioga.

Explore the best new mountain bike trails of the upper midwest.



over 25 miles of first-class mountain bike trails.

Tioga Recreation Area is northern Minnesota’s next premier outdoor adventure destination. Five hundred wooded acres located on two of the region’s most unique lakes features 30 miles of world-class, single-track mountain biking, snowshoe trails, beaches, and access to hundreds of miles of waterways. Every season is adventure season at Tioga.

Ride, Paddle, & Hike the Iron Range

Over 20 miles of professional, machine-built cross-country, downhill flow, and expert trails with options for the whole family.

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World Class Single-Track Trail System

In it’s heyday in the late 1950’s Tioga No. 2 Mine shipped more than 3 million tons of iron ore. Tioga’s mining days are long over, but the steep slopes and rocky outcroppings laid the groundwork for world-class mountain biking. Over 30 miles of professionally built single-track trails twist through the rock studded landscape, from family friendly loops like Gurley Flynn to heart-pumping double blacks like Bloodstone. There are jump lines, skills tracks, tech trails, downhill flow trails, and miles and miles of XC trails expertly maintained and ready to explore.

hundreds of miles of epic waterways

With two beaches and multiple access points for watercraft, Tioga is your gateway to paddling the North. Glide across the turquoise blue waters of Tioga Mine Pit or pack your seal bag and put in on Lake Pokegema for the day. 6,600 acres of lake not enough for you? Tioga has you covered. Paddle from Pokegema Lake into to the Mississippi River and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.


Young man having fun while snowshoeing outdoors on a lovely snowy winter day

Adventures for every season

Experience the beauty and exhilaration that winter brings in Minnesota. The Cohasset region averages over 45 inches of snowfall per year and a solid base of snow  is maintained on Tioga’s trails for snowshoeing and fat-tire biking throughout the season. Wander through stands of Red Pine, take in views across the Iron Range, and warm your hands over a fire overlooking the lake. 


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