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Paul Bunyan State Trail

Brainerd, MN
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Great place for some walking

I was in Baxter for a weekend and walked 2 different times on this trail. Was easy to find, plenty... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
kneegee03
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Andover, Minnesota
Great bike ride

Our family enjoys biking the Paul Bunyan State Trail several times every summer. It is a scenic... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
rubygirl6
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Minnesota
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Fifty miles of trails to bike, hike, rollerblade and snow-mobile, depending on the season.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Brainerd, MN
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I was in Baxter for a weekend and walked 2 different times on this trail. Was easy to find, plenty of parking and people were friendly.

1  Thank kneegee03
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Our family enjoys biking the Paul Bunyan State Trail several times every summer. It is a scenic trail, pretty flat and easy enough for most ages/biking abilities. For a fun treat, we stop at the Chocolate Ox in Nisswa for an ice cream cone.

1  Thank rubygirl6
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is a fabulous resource in Northern MN for any amount of walking, running, or biking. You can easily pop on the trail at many, many points along the route. It is well marked and at the most popular sites has parking lots. Otherwise it...More

Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

I had my grandchildren for the week and my new young dog. How was I going to exercise the dog everyday when the kids couldn't walk that far? Let's hit the PBT! I loaded their bikes in the back of the truck. I walked the...More

Thank luciearl
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Rented bikes in Nisswa. Spent the day riding on nicely paved trails with beautiful scenery by several lakes. Good way to get some exercise and it was fun.

Thank Terri M
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We picked up the trail in Hackensack. We didn't have a scheduled pickup, so had to ride out and back. There are a huge number of starting points, and all suitable to any level of riding skill. We are currently planning a destination ride for...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It is comfortable bike trail for young & old. Towns on the say are very interesting & great places to take a rest. The bike shop in Nisswa was great when my bike needed a repair.

Thank Connie O
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Paul Bunyan Trail from Nisswa to Pequot Lakes is great for walking and biking. Many lakes and beautiful woods to see and enjoy. It is well maintained and a great addition to Nisswa.

Thank lindaeM3341BV
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Not a good starting point if you have small children. Offers nothing. Go further north. Nice if you like to go & push it. No real vacation-able services nearby.

Thank Chris_D_MN
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I grew up in the area, less than a mile from this trail, I can still remember when it was a railroad track and the trains would roar past in the middle of the night. When it was paves and converted to a bike trail...More

Thank Jason T
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Response from Vach | Reviewed this property |
Your first opportunity to get on the trail north of Brainerd and then go north on the trail. not sure of places to stay. Enjoy, it's beautiful.
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