Paul Bunyan State Forest For Mountain Biking

The 9th most popular mountain bike trail in Minnesota.

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South of Bemidji and the Mississippi headwaters, the Paul Bunyan State Forest has over 100 miles of trails and roads open to hiking and mountain biking. The trails are not marked. There are three nice loop trails worth checking out: Beaver Lakes Trail loop (6.9 miles); Thorpe Tower Loop (9 miles); Pine View Trail loop (7.6 miles).

To reach the trailhead from Akeley, head north on SR64 for 10 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 2. There is no formal parking area. Look for informal roadside parking.

Overall, Paul Bunyan State Forest is the 9th most popular mountain bike trail of all 31 mountain biking rides in Minnesota.

Paul Bunyan State Forest Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Paul Bunyan State Forest (218) 755-2265; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Minnesota" from Steve Johnson

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Base Camp:  Mantrap Lake Campground; Gulch Lake Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  47.0632, -94.7392

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/11/2016

ID:  6187

Paul Bunyan State Forest Mountain Biking Map


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