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

Crosslake Bikes
Business Name: Crosslake Bikes
Business Category:
36037 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
(218) 692-4532

Bike rack with eight rental bikes secured by electronic locks and internet connectivity, located outside of Holly's Hair and Nail Care in Crosslake. Read a story

Cycle Path & Paddle
Business Name: Cycle Path & Paddle
Business Category:
115 3rd Ave. SW
Crosby
(218) 545-4545
Easy Riders Bicycle and Sportshop
Business Category:
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

Horseback Riding

Benvelle Equestrian Center
Business Category:
4828 Tree Farm Rd
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-4826
Discover Horse
Business Name: Discover Horse
Business Category:
Brainerd
(218) 232-2495

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