MN Bike Trails – Paul Bunyan Trail

Whether you’re a long distance biker or you’re looking for a short, smooth stretch for a family biking trip, The Paul Bunyan Bike Trail has something to offer everyone. Nowhere else in Minnesota will you have access to over 120 continuously paved miles designed just for your needs as a biker. Grab your bicycle as soon as the snow melts and experience the magic of the outdoors coming alive in the Brainerd Lakes area. Every inch of the trail is surrounded by trees, lakes and unique Lakes Area wildlife. Planning a MN biking trip in mid-summer? Cool off in one of the countless lakes on the Paul Bunyan Trail or pull into a trailside reststop for a little shade. Try an autumn biking trip and catch the fall colors that the Brainerd Lakes Area is famous for.

Before you plan your MN bike trip, check out the bike trail maps to see what section is best for you and where you want to kick off. Can’t decide? Bike the whole trail with the help of a trail shuttle to drop you and your bike at the head of the trail. It could take a couple days so don’t forget to book a night at a resort or B & B. You’ll want to bring you camera or even a binoculars to take a birdwatching break!

The Paul Bunyan Trail borders 16 trail towns and is loaded with trailside amenities from lodging and dining, to picnic areas, rest stops, and swimming access. The Brainerd Lakes Area also offers bike rentals to give you even less to worry about when traveling to the trail. Whether you’re riding solo or planning a group biking trip, you’re guaranteed to make memories to last a lifetime!

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MN Biking on the Paul Bunyan Bike Trails