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 Crosslake also has an extensive set of biking trails in and around the town. Explore this part of Minnesota's bike-friendly region.
Great Mountain Bike Trail
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.
Parks & Trail Video
Click to learn more about Whitefish Area parks & trails.
Paul Bunyan Trail News
Paul Bunyan named Trail of the Month by Minnesota Trails (February 2011)
Minnesota named "Best Trail State" by American Trails, a national trails group