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Great trail for cycling!

We had a great time on this trail. Spent three days biking from Brainerd to Bemidji. We stopped... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Pat B
A nice way to see northern minnesota.

We were traveling across country and wanted to take a half day to bicycle in northern Minnesota... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Richard R
Mukilteo, Washington
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Fifty miles of trails to bike, hike, rollerblade and snow-mobile, depending on the season.
Brainerd, MN
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

We had a great time on this trail. Spent three days biking from Brainerd to Bemidji. We stopped in some great places and met a ton of great people. Shuttle back to Brainerd by Dennis with Embracing Pines was spot on and efficient. Overall highly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

We were traveling across country and wanted to take a half day to bicycle in northern Minnesota. The Paul Bunyon Trail (starting in Crow Wing State Park) was an enjoyable ride. We did 40 miles (20 out and 20 back).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed August 19, 2018

If you find yourself spending some time near Brainerd, MN be sure to bing your bikes. This is a long bike trail with many access points and as long a rind as you would like.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheehanphoto
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Mid afternoon, we set out on our bikes from the campgrounds at Crow Wing State park. We were excited to try out the trail. We discovered a smooth ride all the while surrounded by wild flowers and birds. Unfortunately our trek was cut short due...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank rebeccamH5947HI
Reviewed July 11, 2018

You can bike, you can walk.. or heck, probably crawl if you want. Miles and miles of trails that go through a variety of towns on the way. Great for kids as is fairly flat most places. Pick a sunny day and take a trip...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Richard J
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

I live in the area but the trail is about half an hour from me. However, it is worth the drive with the bike because the trail is so nice, well-maintained, and there are lots of fun destination towns.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank resortermom
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

This trail is such a gem! It is under used; more open trails for us. We bike from Backus to Pine River and Backus to Walker. There are wildflowers, shady spots, and a nice wide trail about 8 feet wide. If you are a biker,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank HSrocks
Reviewed May 3, 2018

I was in Baxter for a weekend and walked 2 different times on this trail. Was easy to find, plenty of parking and people were friendly.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank kneegee03
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Our family enjoys biking the Paul Bunyan State Trail several times every summer. It is a scenic trail, pretty flat and easy enough for most ages/biking abilities. For a fun treat, we stop at the Chocolate Ox in Nisswa for an ice cream cone.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank rubygirl6
Reviewed January 29, 2018

This is a fabulous resource in Northern MN for any amount of walking, running, or biking. You can easily pop on the trail at many, many points along the route. It is well marked and at the most popular sites has parking lots. Otherwise it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jane M
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Response from L4841SLjohnc | Reviewed this property |
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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.