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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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Hackensack to Bemidji in a day

This is a nicely paved, mostly flat bike trail through the scenic northwoods. My husband and I, with another couple, rode from Hackensack to Bemidji on Saturday, and made the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a nicely paved, mostly flat bike trail through the scenic northwoods. My husband and I, with another couple, rode from Hackensack to Bemidji on Saturday, and made the return trip Sunday. I liked that the trail was clearly marked, and that the trail had a mix of flat straight-aways, bridges, a few hills, and a couple lakes or... More 

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Becker, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is my favorite bike trail in Minnesota. I love the beautiful pine trees on both sides of the trail as you go north our of Brained. The trail is wide near the trailhead and well maintained throughout. I've biked this trail from Brainerd to Backus. The landscape is beautiful for most of the way. There are parts where you... More 

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st. louis MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great trail that runs through quaint small towns. Bike, run, or walk you'll enjoy the sights. Then go into Nisswa for a bite or coffee.

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Fairfax, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I took my youth group up to ride bikes on the bike trail. The teens loved it. We saw a great part of Minnesota and we enjoyed it a lot. The towns were just far enough apart that there was a good workout but great places to rest and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Three generations of my family met at Pequot Lakes to take to the bike trail and it was wonderful. There were short rides that enabled the old and the young to ride and for the die-hard riders, there was a 70 mile trip. The trail is paved and wide and mostly flat with only slight hills between Pequot Lakes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

The State trail runs very close to my place in Merrifield MN. It is a nice bike/walking trail. (No motorized vehicles during the summer months.) The Merrifield Marathons keep it groomed in the winter for snowmobile traffic. The Merrifield Diner is an excellent stop for delicious food, reasonably priced on your way through and Valerie Ann's pizza is excellent too.

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Austin, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Day 1 we rode from Brainerd to Walker. The riding surface was great. Really straight and flat. The town's we rode through we nicely spaced. Nissaw has a really cute area right on the trail. The best part day 1 was the longer section we took, some hills with lots of twists and turns. Don't be scared when you hear... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We rode the Paul Bunyan Trail from Walker to Bemidji. Unfortunately, we found the trail itself to be a little boring. This is rails to trail bike path and while the asphalt/paved path is in great shape overall, there isn't a whole lot to see along the 40-mile stretch that we rode. The only real stopping point on the trail... More 

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

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 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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