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Paul Bunyan State Trail

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Address: Brainerd, MN

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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Beautiful area.

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brainerd, Minnesota
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Brainerd, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 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
Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 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 at less known spots.

Thank GKY0ung
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to get a home cooked meal, large arrangement of fresh pie daily and their famous Made Rite. Staff is friendly and service is great!

Thank Jake S
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 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 

Thank writingwoman
Helena, Montana
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 October 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 

Thank Maureen C
Brainerd, Minnesota
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 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 

Thank Patty R
Detroit LAkes
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 September 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.

Thank Holly B
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 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.

Thank pawatt50
Sartell, Minnesota
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110 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 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.

Thank Pammamac

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