Up North Area

Up North Trail options

Up north, the Brainerd Lakes and Cuyuna areas, are home to many bike trails of various types and difficulty levels. Listed below are some recommended trails. 

How to Rent a Bike for the Up North Area

To reserve an E-Bike for any of the Up North area trails, select the Up North area when making your reservation and tell us which trail you plan to ride. 

We will contact you to confirm the delivery time and location and any other necessary details. 

Don’t see your trail listed?
No worries, just let us know during the reservation process and we will contact you to confirm the location and availability of delivery.

Not sure where to ride?

User our Contact Us form to request a recommendation based on your interests and needs. 

Our Favorite Up North Trails

Cuyuna County State Recreation Area

Fantastic trails for all levels or riders are Located in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area.

The Cuyuna Recreation Area was developed in an area once home to many mining companies. Abandoned by the mining companies more than 35 years ago, the area is now home to lakes, bike trails, and a historic mine to explore. 

All Trails E-Bikes founder Andy has ridden the Cuyuna trails multiple times and it is one of his favorite places to go in MN!

Cuyuna Lakes State Trail (Easy Ride)

This is an 8-mile paved trail that goes between Crosby and Riverton. 

Cuyuna Moutain Bike Trails  (Adventure Rides)

Cuyuna has more than 30 mountain bike trails for riders of every level. The trails cover 40 miles in total and nearly 800 acres in the park. 

Check out this great video about the mountain bike trails at Cuyuna.

Learn more about Cuyuna.

Brainard Area Bike Trails

Nejones1987, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Paul Bunyan State Trail (Easy Ride) 

Here is another fantastic trail built on a former railway bed. 

The Paul Bunyan State Trail is 115 miles long, not including a couple of short on-road connections through the cities of Baxter and Bemidji. Extending all the way from Crow Wing State Park to Lake Bemidji State Park, north of Bemidji, it is the longest of Minnesota’s state trails and the longest continuously paved rail-trail in the country.

Heartland State Trail (Easy Ride)

This is another Rails-Trails conversion and was one of the first of its kind in the country. Described as a multiple-use trail, this trail runs between Park Rapids and Cass Lake. The majority of this 49-mile trail is on a level abandoned railway bed. There is a brief segment near Walker that runs on a low-volume traffic road. The Heartland Trail also connects Paul Bunyan State Trail. 

learn more about trails options

Several websites exist that have excellent information about bike trails nationally and here in Minnesota. We recommend visiting these sites to decide where you want to plan your E-Bike adventure.

A great place to begin is Explore Minnesota’s bike trail page.

Or, check out the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Bike Trail Page.

For detailed trail information and maps visit Trail Link.

An outstanding resource for those interested in mountain biking is the MTB Project website.