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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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Bunyan Trail great with Embracing Pines shuttle

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... read more

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Nisswa, Minnesota
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many families ride the trail, going through changes with the 371 Hwy and it will be finished soon. Longest trail in Minnesota. Bike rentals available in many areas. Enjoy with your family and get out there and exercise.

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Crosby, Minnesota
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I have biked the entire trail, Crow Wing Park to Bemidji. Any part of it is beautiful and fun. The Crow Wing Park to Baxter segment is great and runs along the Mississippi.

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1 Thank bluerainy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This trail is great for any distance, and has gorgeous views. You can walk or bike, and there are rarely lots of people on the trail. You can really get out by yourself or with a friend. You can always head toward Brainerd and grab a bite to eat or a drink!

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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I live a few miles from this trail and access it on my snowmobile from other trails near my home. The trail is groomed by local snowmobile clubs and the DNR I think. The trail follows hwy 371 for the most part and runs from Baxter to Bemidji. There is much traffic on this trail generally, so if there is... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is probably one of the nicest bike trails in the country. A bike path almost 120 miles long. There is just one campsite on the trail and it wasn't that good though.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great trail and endless. Good for walking, biking. Is extremely long if you want to have fun. There are bike rental places in Nisswa.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I rode the trail from Brainerd to Bemidji and back over a weekend. The portion from Brainerd to roughly Jenkins was very nice. The portion from Hackensack and north was also very nice. The views of forest and lakes are stunning. The portion in between was ok but not nearly as nice. That portion of the trail (Jenkins to Hackensack)... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great place to bike and hike. Lots of fun stops in the little towns along the way. Stop in Pequot Lakes, Jenkins, Nisswa, Pine River for fun places to eat, drink and be merry.

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