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Old Railroad, now a bike trail

I grew up in the area, less than a mile from this trail, I can still remember when it was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jason T
Beatiful trail

Happened to bike this trail during peak fall colors. It was something special! This trail is for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Brainerd, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in the area, less than a mile from this trail, I can still remember when it was a railroad track and the trains would roar past in the middle of the night. When it was paves and converted to a bike trail...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happened to bike this trail during peak fall colors. It was something special! This trail is for everyone.

Thank victor59
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We biked from Pequot lakes north to Pine River and back, and on another day from Pequot to Nisswa. Gentle grades on the first, some slopes on the second, beautiful scenery, minimal competition with cars, nice rest stop/museum in Pine River. If you enjoy recreational...More

Thank jwbaumann
Reviewed 20 September 2017

What a wonderful bike trail! Mostly level, completely paved. We did 4 different sections of 20 miles round trip. Pequot to Pine River was just mostly along the highway but the other 3 were very nice. I want to go back and do more! At...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 29 July 2017 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 10 July 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 7 July 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 6 July 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 26 June 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 21 June 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
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30 September 2017|
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Response from L4841SLjohnc | Reviewed this property |
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24 February 2017|
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.