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Over 200 Miles of World Class Bike Trails in the North Country

bike trail maps at Leech Lake Resort B&B
We've got the maps you'll need for a great day of cycling!

Northern Minnesota is home to 3 amazing bicycling trail systems with over 200 miles of paved, wooded bike trails for all levels of riders. Leech Lake Resort B&B in Walker is bike central, allowing easy access to world-class trails right from our back yard.

From the casual rider to the serious trekker, we’ve got the bikes, maps and recommendations to help you enjoy amazing trails.

Start your day on the trail with Sandra’s delicious 5-star gourmet breakfast.

Use one of our bikes (included with your stay), or bring your own and store them securely in our spacious garage. Get Gary’s personalized recommendations and all the maps you need right here at the B&B, then set out for a great day on the trails!

Your cycling adventure ends with a glass of wine by a crackling fire lakeside with new friends, and a good night’s sleep.

Itasca headwaters of the Mississippi River

Itasca State Park ~ Mississippi Headwaters

Itasca State Park is home to 16 miles of biking and hiking trails, including 6 miles of bike trails an 10 miles on the Wilderness Drive Loop (shared with automobiles, mostly slow, one-way traffic). Ride through towering the pine forest and along the shore of Lake Itasca. For a moderately challenging route, pedal the full 6 miles of bicycle trail, including lots of wooded and hilly terrain. Need more of a challenge? Add the 10 mile Wilderness Drive Loop! Bring your own bikes, or rent them right at the park from Itasca Sports. The park is located just 30 miles from us!

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statue in Bemidji, Minnesota

Lake Bemidji Loop ~ Lake Bemidji State Park

Circle beautiful Lake Bemidji on 16 miles of easily accessible trails. Pedal through Lake Bemidji State Park and right past the Bog Walk. Brake for a quick photo op with the famous Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues in Bemidji. Enjoy lakeside dining on the patio at local favorite Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge or The Green Mill. You could even cycle the 31 miles up to Bemidji via the Paul Bunyan State Trail, which connects to the trail which runs right past our mailbox!

Paved trail through the forest

Heartland State Trail

We’re located right on the Heartland Trail, so you can start your ride right from the B&B! This paved trail extends 36 miles to Park Rapids, MN from our front door, passing through Walker and along the east side of Leech Lake. Built on an abandoned railroad as part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy program, its 27-mile segment from Park Rapids to Walker also includes a secondary grassy trail for mountain bikers. The Heartland State Trail also connects with the Paul Bunyan State Trail system and other regional bike trails.

Map of the Walker Trail Loop biking and hiking trail

Walker Trail Loop

Shift gears often and enjoy the variety of the Walker Trail Loop, a 22-mile loop made up of sections of three amazing bike trails.

  1. Shingobee Trail Connection ~ 7 miles, moderate terrain.
  2. Paul Bunyan State Trail ~ 9 miles, difficult terrain.
  3. Heartland State Trail ~ 6 miles, easy terrain (flat grade).

It’s a great trail to get away from it all and enjoy the lake and forest that surround it.

View of the lake from the Migizi Trail in northern Minnesota

Migizi Trail

This beautiful 19-mile paved trail is named for the bald eagle, migizi in Ojibwe Native American language. The Migizi Trail circles Pike Bay on a paved loop through large red pines in the Chippewa National Forest.

Pack a lunch for a relaxing picnic stop at Norway Beach as you trek around Pike Bay. Dip your feet in the water. Spend a memorable moment with your special someone in the heart of the northland.

Ride the Trails from the Perfect Resort B&B!

With exceptional service and hospitality, expert advice, and the best rates around, we are an excellent choice for Leech Lake lodging on your next cycling trip.

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