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Paul Bunyan State Trail

Brainerd, MN
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Annual bike trip from baxter to nisswa

We meet our friends at the trailhead in Baxter every summer for our annual bike trip to Nisswa... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anna D
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Baxter, Minnesota
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A trail for all seasons and abilities

This is a very well kept trail which walkers, bikers can enjoy. It passes through a variety of... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
L4841SLjohnc
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Fifty miles of trails to bike, hike, rollerblade and snow-mobile, depending on the season.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pine river” (9 reviews)
“pequot lakes” (12 reviews)
“small towns” (5 reviews)
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Brainerd, MN
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We meet our friends at the trailhead in Baxter every summer for our annual bike trip to Nisswa. It's over 30 miles round trip. We stop for coffee and scones in nisswa and head back. Fun bike trips on the trail.

1  Thank Anna D
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is a very well kept trail which walkers, bikers can enjoy. It passes through a variety of environments, which include: grass lands, lakes, rivers, coniferous and deciduous forests. Visitors have a good chance to view wildlife. Birding opportunities are numerous and rewarding.

Thank L4841SLjohnc
Reviewed July 7, 2017

We biked from Nisswa to Jenkins MN. on the Paul Bunyan trail and it was very nice. There were a a lot of people using it by walking, roller skating, or biking, everyone we came in contact with were very nice. Stopped in Pequot lakes...More

1  Thank dirod
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Wanted to take a couple of hour walk during a family reunion so drove to Nisswa and walked along the trail for a couple of hours. Very pleasant with trees to shade part of the path. Some bicycles and rollerblading on the trail but not...More

Thank E M
Reviewed June 26, 2017

I just finished a round-trip of the the entire Paul Bunyan State Trail, and I was not disappointed. The trail is well maintained (a few rough sections here and there, but overall very good), and very scenic. The trail passes by many gorgeous lakes and...More

1  Thank minnesotashenyang
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I rode the trail in segments to maximize use of grade for out and back and will breakdown each: Crow Wing State Park to Baxter Parking area. Surface condition is new near the state park and good in most others, the section adjacent to city...More

1  Thank SpiketheBiker
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

The Paul Bunyan trail is a great place to come for rollerblading, biking, walking or a nature walk. The trail is groomed very well and there are mile markers along the way as a few benches to take a break. The view is so beautiful...More

Thank Jessi W
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Get on your bike and take a long slow outing, stopping along the way at the many small quiet towns. Just enjoy the scenery and friendly folks along the way. I know, I live where it starts. You can use it year around.

Thank nokay1
Reviewed January 17, 2017

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.

Thank 2959m
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...More

Thank GKY0ung
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vickiorsi
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Vach | Reviewed this property |
Your first opportunity to get on the trail north of Brainerd and then go north on the trail. not sure of places to stay. Enjoy, it's beautiful.
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ShadyMaryland
December 17, 2016|
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Response from writingwoman | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use a shuttle when we spent 5 days biking the Paul Bunyan Trail in October, but I believe that there were a few B & Bs who offered a shuttle service for an extra charge (try Embracing Pines in Walker). We started... More
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