Paul Bunyan Trail Maps

Section Maps
The individual section maps are overviews of the approximately 112 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.

Section 1
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

Section 2
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. View Map

Section 3
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. View Map

Paved Miles
Paving of the Paul Bunyan Trail is almost complete! Currently, 112 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!

Future Paving Projects Include:

  • Paved trail access South of Brainerd/Baxter to the Crow Wing State Park.

  • The addition of a bridge over Bemidji Avenue in Bemidji, where the trail crosses over 6 lanes of traffic. (Under Construction Spring/Summer 2012!)

  • A one-half mile stretch over Clausen Avenue in Bemidji

All 47 miles of the Heartland State Trail is also paved.

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Click the trail markers above for each town's detailed description and map relating to the Paul Bunyan Trail. You may also click each section to view detailed maps of that area.


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