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Paul Bunyan State Trail

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Address: Brainerd, MN
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Fifty miles of trails to bike, hike, rollerblade and snow-mobile, depending...

Fifty miles of trails to bike, hike, rollerblade and snow-mobile, depending on the season.

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a trail for all seasons

wonderful trail for biking, hiking, running, or snowmobiling. Easy to use parking facilities, brought grandkids for their 1st trail ride(4&8) they enjoyed the smooth trail, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

wonderful trail for biking, hiking, running, or snowmobiling. Easy to use parking facilities, brought grandkids for their 1st trail ride(4&8) they enjoyed the smooth trail, and stopping for lunch. Go here many times a year, can always see something new, nature's always changing.

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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We use the trail for biking and snowmobiling. Fall colors are great, as is the ease of which you can snowmobile from one area to the next in the Brainerd Lakes area. You can stop at some of the prime tourist locations or get off at less known spots.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Great place to get a home cooked meal, large arrangement of fresh pie daily and their famous Made Rite. Staff is friendly and service is great!

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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Just cycled with group of four the whole trail, and added on the Heartland Trail into Park Rapids as well. It took us five days. The trail is paved and in great condition, with occasional biking self-serve bike maintenance stations with tools and a pump for minor repairs. The small towns along the way provide good "pit stops" for food... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The paved trail is covered with leaves in the fall and a wonderful experience. If you are only going to ride a segment of the trail, I suggest selecting a segment away from the highway. We rode from Guthrie to Laporte and were the only bike riders on the trail. Beautiful fall scenery and we were well away from roads.... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Although when you think of a trail like Paul Bunyan State Trail you might think of biking, we walked the trail recently. The bikers were courteous and we saw things that you wouldn't see driving down 371. The trail is well maintained, there are different spots to sit and view the scenery (local lakes) which we took advantage of. All... More 

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Detroit LAkes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a terrific trail to bike or walk. Nice even elevation and not too crowded. You can make your trip as long or short as you want.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a paved bicycle trail on an old railroad grade through the woods and lakes of north central Minnesota. It goes through heavily forested woods and along several lakes. The Brainerd to Nisswa section is our favorite for scenery. It is stunning during fall color season.

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Sartell, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

My husband and I rented some bikes while visiting Nisswa and rode them on the Paul Bunyan trail. It is beautiful and relatively quiet.

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

First off I'm not an avid biker unless it has a motor strapped to it. We rented some bikes and had a lovely afternoon, beautiful scenery, really nice trail, all paved. Very gentle grades, good for all ages.

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