Biking & Trails

Bicyclists are especially fond of the Whitefish Area. The 54-mile Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway's smooth, wide paved shoulders offer a great way to see the sites and get exercise, too. The Byway meets the Paul Bunyan Trail, the longest paved bike trail in Minnesota, in Pequot Lakes, Jenkins and Pine River, too. Take a virtual tour of the route, courtesy of the Minnesota's DNR. There are many pleasant spots along both of these routes to stop for a rest, a cool beverage and tasty snack, or even enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake. The City of Cpedalmn_logo_291x75[1]rosslake also has an extensive set of biking trails in and around the town. Explore this part of Minnesota's bike-friendly region.

Trails

Bike Rentals

Wind Water and Wheels
Wind Water and Wheels
36420 County Road 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-1200

Sales and rental of kayaks, bikes and paddleboards.

Easy Riders Bicycle and Sportshop
415 Washington St,
Brainerd
218-829-5516

Bicycle sales and service, and recreational rentals. Summer rec rentals: skateboards, rollerblades, bikes, canoes, kayaks. Winter rec rentals: ice skates, snow shoes, snowboards, cross country skis

The Pine Patch
The Pine Patch
34283 County Rd 3
Crosslake
218-821-3028
Cycle Path & Paddle
Cycle Path & Paddle
115 3rd Ave. SW
Crosby
(218) 545-4545
Trailblazer Bikes
Trailblazer Bikes
25336 Smiley Rd.
Nisswa
(218) 829-8542

Rental, sales and service of bikes, tandems, recumbents, child trailers and tag-alongs.

Horseback Riding

Benvelle Equestrian Center
4828 Tree Farm Rd
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-4826
Little Pine Livery Co
Little Pine Livery Co
15024 Wilderness Trail
Crosslake
(218) 692-2974
Spirit Horse Center
Spirit Horse Center
8386 50th Ave.
Brainerd
(218) 825-4944
Discover Horse
Discover Horse
Brainerd
(218) 232-2495
Pine River Riding Stable
Cty Rd 2 W
Pine River
(218) 587-5807
Outback Trail Rides
Outback Trail Rides
12210 Pillsbury Forest Road SW,
Pillager
(218) 746-3990

Pedal Power!

Great Mountain Bike Trail
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The newest biking (and hiking) trail in the Brained Lakes Area is getting rave reviews! The Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area offers a new 22-mile mountain bike track — including beginner, intermediate and advanced routes — within the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail system. (download the trail map)

Developed with the assistance of the International Mountain Biking Association and the MN DNR, the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail has a goal of preserving and yet sharing the recreation area, while encouraging a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Read a story about the trai's grand opening

Read a story about the trail's first year.

Parks & Trail Video


Click to learn more about Whitefish Area parks & trails.

Paul Bunyan Trail News

Paul Bunyan Trail named to the Rail-Trail Conservancy's Hall of Fame (March 2011)

Paul Bunyan named Trail of the Month by Minnesota Trails (February 2011)

Minnesota named "Best Trail State" by American Trails, a national trails group