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“A local lover of the trail”

Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Brainerd
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Owner description: Fifty miles of trails to bike, hike, rollerblade and snow-mobile, depending on the season.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I love the trail. I run it, I walk it. It is convenient, peaceful, and can be an hour long event or an entire day. I live near Nisswa and have to visit the chocolate ox for ice cream when I finish or go to Rafferty's on main street for a great pizza.

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

This is the best bike trail we have ever ridden. We live in Cali and have ridden along the coast and around some back country, for comparison. This trail, particularly the segment from Nisswa to Baxter, is absolutely delightful, you'll ride by pristine lakes and meadows and through some forested areas as well. The trail is well-maintained and for the most part, nearly flat. You can make a work-out of it by challenging yourself to ride 12+ mph : ) Northward from Nisswa, the trail offers more services and interesting little towns to explore: Nisswa is the queen of them all, but Piquot Lakes is sweet, too. We stopped in Pine Lakes and had a sundae at the 50's style fountain restaurant. Our rented bikes came from Trailblazer Bikes out of Nisswa, which we highly recommend.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

This is one of our favorite trails in Minnesota. Particularly the stretch from Brainard to Nisswa. Nice flat trail with minimal road crossings and plenty to do at each end. This portion of the trail is not parallel to the road so it feels remote. The flies can be bad a t times so be prepared for that. The trail is very flat and well maintained. It is an excellent ride for fall colors.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We enjoyed many walks on this trail in three days we were in town. The paved trail makes for a great walk. Lots of trees, wildlife and plenty of parking at the trail head. The memorial bridge is also very neat. We would love to ride the trail to nearby towns one day but didn't have our bikes with us. Many people were riding bikes on the trail. Loved it. This will be a major reason we return to the Brainerd/Baxter area.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Great Trail, nice and mostly level for all bikers. Enjoy nature and the pine and white birch trees along the way. The trail consists of 112 paved miles and they are always adding more paved areas. This trail is great for couples, friends, or families. Take your bathing suit as there are several lakes along the trail where you can take a dip. In the winter snowmobiles are allowed to use the trail.

Thank skygal1015
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