Paul Bunyan's Overgrown ATV Trail

Total Miles


519.89 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail is a nice wooded trail with really pretty fall colors. There are some pretty wide spots where one would think this is an ATV/SxS trail but it is in fact a dirt bike trail. A couple spots where there are deep rut inclines and declines. Some areas of really dense narrow forest come up too though which can be surprising considering the super wide sections as well. Overall not too challenging and no major obstacles. The entry near the highway can get really muddy/wet but that is fairly weather dependent.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.


Dirt, Rutted Out Inclines/Declines

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Status Reports

Mickie Guralski
Sep 10, 2023

Access Description

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

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