Paul Bunyan Forest Road Parkway

Total Miles
2.6

Elevation

490.63 ft

Duration

0.25 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a well-maintained forest road that is often two cars wide but about 1.5 cars wide in places. Really pretty fall colors and small lakes/ponds on either side of the road. Never was washed out the few times I drove it through the fall. General Note on Trail Riding in MN: Many trails heavily change in difficulty depending on the time of the year, weather conditions, and proximity to the trailhead. These areas have lots of birch trees which will routinely drop over trails. Many local clubs tend to the trails but there may be obstacles that come up if there was a thunderstorm the week prior. Rain and snow can also heavily change the trails as often rutted trails get more washed out, puddles become deeper, mud is stickier, and rocks/roots become slippery. The time of year can also dramatically change the landscape. Some trails that seem wide open after fall can be very dense and narrow before leaves begin to fall. Once birch leaves have fallen, trails become unpredictable as everything is covered by the leaves except larger obstacles. I have also seen a black bear once so it may be advantageous to carry some bear spray as a precaution but for many years it only happened once and just by dumpsters.

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Paul Bunyan Forest Road Parkway
Paul Bunyan Forest Road Parkway
Paul Bunyan Forest Road Parkway

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

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Access Description

There is a nearby campground called Stompin' Grounds you can stay at and ride out of otherwise there is an official trailhead and plenty of dispersed camping throughout the state forest.

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