**When you book this tour, you’ll download the Gaia app and navigate the route using this map. Click the map above to see the details.
Our most popular and beginner-friendly offroad route, this bike & hike takes you to Carlton Peak – one of the tallest peaks and best panoramic views in all of Minnesota! Once you make it to the top, you won’t want to come down, it’s that spectacular. The peak offers a seemingly endless view of Lake Superior and the entire North Shore.
Starting from our Schroeder location, you immediately hop on the Gitchi Gami where you’ll cross the Temperance River Gorge within the Temperance River State Park. Here, you have the option of taking a quick scenic hike along the Temperance River’s amazing geology.
Riding further, turn off onto dirt and gravel forest trails through Superior National Forest as they make their way up to Carlton Peak. The offroad trails on this route are well kept and our mobile app navigation makes it easy to stay on track! Don’t be surprised to see some wildlife!
eBikes power you up the final climb to the Carlton Peak parking areas. Once you make it up, lock up your eBike and enjoy a short hike to Carlton Peak and Tofte Peak and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views! The parking area near the top has some picnic tables in case you want to bring some snacks! Once you’re ready, you’ll head back down the trail and towards Schroeder to our shop to check in your eBike!
A popular entry-level offroad adventure, and gateway to more challenging routes in the future!
Electric Trails Rental Kiosk: 7902 MN-61, Schroeder, MN 55613
Available Daily During Normal Business Hours 9 am-6 pm (check booking calendar for openings)
We have plenty of parking for your vehicle in front of our shop or at the Gitchi Gami trailhead across the street for you to safely leave your car during your ride.
Cancelations and rain-outs will be refunded
For those new to eBiking, we recommend you test it out in the parking lot to make sure you are comfortable and choose low-difficulty routes such as the waterfall tourh on the Gitchi Gami
We do not recommend offroad routes and difficult routes for those with limited eBike or biking experience.
It keeps fairly cool on the North Shore, so generally, pants and long sleeves are recommended. They also help with any bugs or mosquitos which might be around. If rain is in the forecast, some type of rain jacket can be helpful.
We provide helmets and safety glasses, so you are covered there — but you may want to bring sunglasses if it’s a sunny day.
This route stays quite dry, so you’re unlikely to deal with much water. So, in this case wearing shoes, hiking boots, crocs, or other footwear is fine — just make sure to have enough warmth if it’s going to be on the colder side!
We offer no-hassle refunds incase you can’t ride for any reason!
It’s an adventure, things happen! If something goes wrong with your eBike or someone get hurt or lost, we recommend relying on your route map to get to a safe place and call us for assistance. We have the ability to come to help you out and haul your eBike back in case of an issue.
For each route, we remark how good the cell phone coverage is. This route has consistent cell coverage so getting in touch with us should not be an issue in case there is a problem. For back-woods riding in Superior National, please be extra careful and if there is an issue – find an area with cell reception and give us a call.
Our Super73 eBikes are rated as Class II eBikes which is compliant with riding State Trails such as the Gitchi Gami. Their max speed is 20 MPH at full throttle.
You are not required to peddle but encouraged to — that’s part of the fun! The eBikes have a throttle that provides power to the tires, independent of peddling.
For each route, we’ve made sure you can ride the entire distance with just the battery.
The North Shore is teaming with wildlife. We’ve encountered everything from Wolves, Deer, Moose, Bear Beavers, Lynx, and a variety of bird species — you name it. The wildlife you will encounter depends largely on the routes you ride and just luck of the draw.
As a general rule of thumb, the more out in the woods you are, the more likely you are to see the rare wildlife.. but that’s not to say you won’t come across wildlife near the Gitchi Gami.
For rides along the Gitchi Gami there are several places to stop if you need.
For backwoods riding, there are no bathroom stops so be sure to pack any supplies you need!