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Biking, Hiking & Ski Trails

Longville is becoming more and more bicycle-friendly. Designated “Bike Routes,” with wide, paved shoulders, no rumble strips and very moderate hills, already connect Longville to Hackensack along County Road 5, and Hwy 84 to County Road 5 along County Road 11. These routes can take you on a beautiful ride from Longville to the Paul Bunyan Trail, through the Chippewa National Forest and past several lakes.

There are hundreds of miles of additional trails in the area. For the Mountain Biker, try the Woodtick Trail, just west of Longville. It travels through the scenic Chippewa National Forest past Moccasin Lake and other smaller lakes to join up with the Paul Bunyan multi-use trail, just north of Hackensack. You can also try the Chippewa Trail that travels northward through the Chippewa National Forest. Plan on a few days for exploring these heavily forested scenic trails.

There are hundreds of miles of trails for bikers, in-line skaters and hikers. The famous Paul Bunyan trail extends 120 miles from Brainerd north to Lake Bemidji State Park, through secluded woods, meadows, alongside lakes and through several towns. The 7 communities through which the trail passes have developed many amenities for bikers.

Heartland Trail

The 24-mile Heartland Trail is located between Walker and Park Rapids. Between these 2 communities, the scenic trail weaves through woods, lakes and the communities of Akely, Nevis and Dorset. Each community provides abundant amenities for bikers.

Woodtick Trail

North and East of Hackensack is the Woodtick Trail, winding from Hwy 371 to the city of Longville. Several primative campsites are also available on the many smaller lakes in this area.