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Address: Brainerd, MN
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Activities: Snowmobiling, Biking
Description: Fifty miles of trails to bike, hike, rollerblade and snow-mobile...
Fifty miles of trails to bike, hike, rollerblade and snow-mobile, depending on the season.
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Enjoy Paul Bunyan State Trail

For several years, we have enjoyed biking on this fantastic trail in the Brainerd area! It is well planned and well maintained. I have biked from Hackensack to just north of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For several years, we have enjoyed biking on this fantastic trail in the Brainerd area! It is well planned and well maintained. I have biked from Hackensack to just north of Brainerd. It is a safe enjoyable ride. We stopped in Pine River for a snack and break. I am so happy we did this when we were younger and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My girlfriends and I had an awesome day in the area! We walked the Paul Bunyan trail in the morning and headed to Gull Lake for the afternoon/evening. We had so much fun! The best part was The Loon's Cycle Cruise, It is a cycle pub on water! Amazing! And so much fun. We had a blast. https://www.facebook.com/TheLoonsCycleCruise/posts/935706219801147:0

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went for a quick 28 mile bike ride from Merrifield to Pequot Lakes. The trail was in pretty good shape, and the grade was no problem. We wish that it didn't travel so close to the highway, kind of distracts from the wilderness feel.

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Cushing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

we camped up near Pine River, and just across the road is the trail...away you go! nicely paved...flat...nice scenery....you are not always alongside the highway, so that is good... it would be nice if there were a few more signs telling you how far to the next town. we are older and like to pace ourselves, but you can't always... More 

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Nisswa, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Paul Bunyan Trail is a retired railroad line turned paved multi-use trail. I have biked every mile of the 100+ miles of trail multiple times over the years. The entire length of the trail is level grade and easy to access. (With one exception, there is an eight mile option with a much hillier route just south of Walker.... More 

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jgjacksonmn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A flat railroad bed winding through lake country. Can get pretty crowded on nice weekends but we biked miles and saw only two bikers on a spring weekday.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

the trail is based on an old railroad grade, so few hills except around walker, mn. small towns every few miles for food, etc. also, brainerd and its lakes are on the trail, and only a few miles from a terrific mountain bike experience in Crosby, with miles of fun trails.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great trail for family fun. In the summer you and bicycle, walk, or roller blade. It is paved and fairly level so it perfect for all ages. In the winter, it is great for snowmobiling with gas and restaurant stops that are easy to get to.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

You can't go wrong, no matter where you enter this many miles long biking/hilking/walking trail. Right now in September, leaves are starting to turn, yet it is still mild, and there are no bugs! Perfect conditions for a day long cruise, or a half hour run.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We like to bike when we go camping. This was the first time on the Paul Bunyan Trail. We have been on the Heartland trail many times and like that trail. This trail is even nicer. It is paved like the Heartland Trail, but it also appears to have "rest areas" at each town, which is really nice, so you... More 

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Address: Address: Brainerd, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd

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