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Rollerblading on the Paul Bunyan Trail


Minnesota's GeoTour: Geocache Along the Paul Bunyan Trail

Upcoming Event
Along the Trail

Northern Plaid Festival
July 26, 2014

Riding the Dream: Paul Bunyan Trail Extension Ceremony
Ride with Jim & Trail Extension Ceremony
July 27, 2014

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In the News:

Paul Bunyan State Trail extends to Crow Wing State Park

Video of Paul Bunyan Trail Extension to Crow Wing State Park
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Trail Talk Tidbits
"Came from Northern Illinois to bike the Paul Bunyan. Just can't say enough positive things about the trail. Clean, well marked, pavement in good shape, no trail fees. Will be back again to vacation in Minnesota because of it."

~Grateful from Illinois
8/10/2012 Email from Alan E.

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MN Bike Trail in Minnesota

The Paul Bunyan Trail is the longest MN Bike trail in Minnesota at 120-miles and it connects the Heartland Trail, the Blue Ox Trail and the Cuyuna State Trail.  The portion of the trail from Guthrie south through Laporte toward Walker is now paved and the segment from Brainerd/Baxter south to Crow Wing State Park was paved in July 2014--providing the final paved link. With the paving of these segments, the Paul Bunyan Trail now yields a continuously paved trail from Crow Wing State Park. just south of Brainerd MN to Lake Bemidji State Park in Bemidji Minnesota--a total of 120 paved miles!

These Minnesota Bike Trails offer all kinds of exciting outdoor adventures including biking, hiking, and roller-blading.  There some areas available for bike-in camping and rental bicycles are available at many of the 15 connecting towns.

The terrain of the Paul Bunyan Trail ranges from flat and open to hilly and scenic.  Along the 120 miles of trail there are many areas to stop and rest and enjoy the beauty of nature in Northern Minnesota.  Hey, bring along your swimming suit and take a dip in any of the numerous lakes the the Trail parallels.  If you like to 'rough' it there are many campsites to pitch a tent, but if you prefer to have a few more human comforts, visit the resorts and hotels along the Paul Bunyan Trail.

And when Old Man Winter blows in, fire up your Polaris snowmobile, your Arctic Cat, or your Ski Doo and have a real adventure on the Trail. Previously, studded tracks were not allowed on the Paul Bunyan Trail; however, the Stud Restriction has been lifted and the entire trail is now open without restrictions.

Have Fun, Big Paul

Video courtesy of Galen Erickson - New Horizon Productions Inc.
News Update from Big Paul
February 25, 2011

Paul Bunyan Trail Receives National Honor:
Rail-to-Trails Conservancy names Paul Bunyan State Trail to Hall of Fame

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A "Tall Tale"

Trail Towns
Here you'll find an illustrated story of Paul Bunyan and all the other characters you knew when you were a kid. With over 14 towns located on the Paul Bunyan Trail, there are plenty  to choose from. We've made it easy to browse these towns at a glance or in detail.
Trail Maps Snow on the trail
The Paul Bunyan Trail, at 120 miles in length, covers a large area. The trail is now includes 120 paved miles. With 7 segment maps and over 14 individual city maps and descriptions. Snowmobilers read more about Minnesota Snowmobiling on the Paul Bunyan Trail. You may also visit brainerd.com for a wealth of Brainerd Snowmobile information.
Trail Mileage Trail Highlights
In this area you'll find a graph showing the distances between all the cities on the Paul Bunyan Trail. With so many great places on the trail to "stop and smell the roses" we thought it would be nice to show a few.
Trail Lodging along the Paul Bunyan Trail Past-Present-Future
Looking for lodging on or near the trail? Look no further. Our advertisers and association members have made this site possible, so please give them a look. For those who are wondering what is happening with the trail, this area makes sure you know. 
MN Bike Trail Maps Tic-Tac-Toe
Brainerd Area Bike Maps - New
Find maps of bicycle trails in the Brainerd Minnesota Lakes area.
  What can we say? It's a game. With a Paul Bunyan twist.


Minnesota golf courses and Brainerd golf courses are popular recreation options. The Paul Bunyan Trail has many vacation options including vacation resorts, hotels, motels, condos and cabin rentals. Find your Minnesota vacation here.
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