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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 for sledding!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Shreveport, Louisiana
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128 reviews
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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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Thank Rev Johannes M
Hudson, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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1 Thank cetobler
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews
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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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Thank CRDiner
Minnesota
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3 reviews
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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Thank willynilly2
Breezy Point, Minnesota
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I love to skate this trail! I have not traveled all 99 miles from Brainerd to Bemidji but getting close. So many spots to stop along the way. Nisswa has the best shops and COFFEE. "Run for Dru" in August was great

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Thank Carrie R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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Thank Turtle151
Becker, Minnesota
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33 attraction reviews
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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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Thank curioustravelor2010
st. louis MO
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11 reviews
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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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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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