The individual section maps
are overviews of the approximately 120 miles of the Paul Bunyan Trail. You may read each individual description to
find the right area you are searching for and then click the "View Map" text to
see that segment. You may also click each town on the section maps to see a description of
that town and a detailed city map.
The beginning of the Paul
Bunyan Trail runs through the scenic Brainerd Lakes Area. From mile markers 0.0 to
40.7 covering areas from Brainerd,
Baxter, Merrifield, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins, Pine River, and up
to Backus. View Map
Starting at mile
marker 40.7 covering the seven miles to Hackensack ending in Walker at mile marker
71.0. The Section 2 map also includes the Heartland
Trail, covering areas from Park Rapids, Dorset, Nevis, Akeley which joins the
Paul Bunyan trail forming the Paul Bunyan & Heartland State Trail Corridor.
Starting at mile marker 71.0
and ending at 107.9, Section 3 covers areas from Walker, Benedict, Laporte,
Guthrie, Nary and Bemidji. With many
bridges and scenic areas located along this segment of the trail it's hard to pass up. The last
stretch of the Paul Bunyan Trail starting with Bemidji at mile marker 100.6 and ending the 107.9 miles of the Paul Bunyan
Trail at the junction of the Blue Ox Trail at Lake Bemidji State Park. The
Heartland trail also continues north to Cass Lake.
Paving of the Paul Bunyan Trail is almost complete! Currently,
120 miles of the trail are paved. The 12 miles from Bemidji south to Guthrie
was completed in the Spring of 2009. Paving continued in the Spring of 2010
on the stretch of trail from Guthrie south to Walker--yielding a
continuously paved trail from Brainerd/Baxter north to Bemidji State Park!
The bridge over Bemidji Ave. in Bemidji is now completed to offer safe
passage over the 6 lanes of traffic that the trail previously intersected.
The segment of the trail from Baxter south to
Crow Wing State Park,
was completed in July 2014.
25, 2014--A short half mile segment of the trail in Bemidji has not been
developed. Trails users should travel along Clausen Avenue, which has been
signed as a bike route, to connect to both ends of the paved trail.
Construction is not expected for a couple years.
All 47 miles of the Heartland State Trail is also paved.
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Click the trail markers above for each town's
description and map relating to the Paul Bunyan Trail.
You may also click each section to view detailed maps of that area.