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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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Great autumn experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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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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Thank Holly B
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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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Valley Stream, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We just completed the week long family ride of the PB trail with Adventure Cycling Association and our 14 year old son had a blast. Made lots of new friend and saw many cool adventures along the trail daily like PB and Babe! Did you know PB had a wife? We just found out too that he does and she's... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Nature highlights were the (A) beautiful rolling hills in the Chippewa National Forest and neighboring Paul Bunyan State Forest, (B) Lake Bemidji State Park, and (C) Crow Wing State Park. Though it may be tempting to shorten the lengthy trip by stopping in Bemidji or Brainerd... I was pleasantly surprised by the State Parks at the extreme ends of the... More 

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Savage, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

What a wonderful bike trail for any age. We took a three day trip from the Crow Wing Park in Brainerd to Bemidji and back. Day one ride was a 120 miles. We left at 6:30am and arrived in Bemidji at 5:05pm. We stayed at the country inn. Day 2 we left Bemidji at 7:00. Start out with a ride... More 

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