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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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beautiful trail through the forests

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We thought we could get on the trail from our resort but brought our bikes to Nisswa & got on. Nice trail, saw deer & other wildlife. It had a nice surface & went for miles.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

To clarify, I biked the portion from Laporte, Minnesota south about 5 miles toward Walker and back up, so this review is only for that portion of the trail. The bike trail (one of the rails to trails if you're familiar with that) is paved over from an old railroad. There are not many people using the trail, so if... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This trail was the best planned trail... I HIGHLY recommend. It also has a bonus; the beautiful arboretum is right next to it.

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Ames, Iowa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've only been on parts of the trail around the Brainerd and Nisswa areas, but that section provides some wonderful lake views not available from highways and roads. The trail is well kept and well labeled. It takes you right through several key shopping and food break areas in Nisswa. If you're walking or running, bring your bug spray for... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,428 reviews 2,428 reviews
1,501 attraction reviews
1,391 helpful votes 1,391 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were staying at Good Ol Days Family Resort in Nisswa for a large family reunion; we enjoyed our walks along Paul Bunyan State Trail from the resort into town. We realize this is only part of the larger trail but it was still pleasant.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful trail with breathtaking views of quiet lakes and dense forest, with places to stop and explore about every 6 or 7 miles.

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