Paul Bunyan State Forest
Length: 105 miles
Trail Type: Mixed Single Track and Double Track
Exertion: Moderate to High, Dirt Trail w/Sections of Sand. Some Roots & Rock Gardens
Map: ATV Map, State Forest Map
Directions: Follow US Hwy. 71 South from Bemidji continuing East on Hwy. 200 for a total of about 30 miles. Turn right and head South on Hwy 64 and take the forest road to the right a short distance to the main parking area.
If you are living in the Grand forks area this probably your closest source of dirt single track trail. While the are is shared with ATV's it is not overused and I have never had any conflicts despite traveling with multiple dogs. The trail rolls up and down short but often steep hills littered with rocks and roots and sandy areas. Coupled with the vast quantity of trail available this provides a very fun and challenging ride.
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Bemidji State Park
Length: 5 miles
Trail Type: Road Width Mowed Grass
Exertion: Low to Medium
Pets: Leash Law, But Usage Low
Map: State Park Map
Directions: 5 miles north of Bemidji off County Rd. 21 on County State Aid Highway 20.
State Park trails are road width mowed grass. A good starter ride for beginners.