Jenkins MN – Paul Bunyan Trail Towns
Starting on mile marker 14.8 at Nisswa covering the areas of Pequot Lakes, Jenkins, to just north of the Pine River city limits.
Jenkins MN is considered the gateway to the Whitefish chain of lakes. The Whitefish chain of lakes is comprised of 14 interconnected lakes situated near the communities of Crosslake, Pequot Lakes, and Pine River and represents one of the favorite summer home and resort locations in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
With a 2013 population of 438, Jenkins MN is a smaller community with less of a business district; however, the Paul Bunyan Trail user’s basic need for refreshment or necessities can be met here. One disadvantage is the fact that the trail is separated from the tiny commercial core by the area’s major traffic carrier, TH 371, which runs parallel to the trail. Trail users should take caution when crossing at this location.
Trail Access and Parking Areas, and Rest Areas in Jenkins
|Location||Jenkins (Asphalt, 10 feet wide)|
|Mile 24.0||Jenkins trail access. This includes a pull-off and information board. Trail users should note that Jenkins has a wonderful city park here.|
|Mile 24.0||Pine River Rest area. (See Pine River)|
|More Jenkins Information|
|See city map of Jenkins|