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.
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,
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:
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
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.