Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota

Northwestern Minnesota Mountain Bike Trails

Many of the most popular mountain bike destinations in Northwestern Minnesota can be found in state parks and forests. This area offers more twists and turns and a greater chance to come across wildlife while rolling down a hill or along a hard-packed singletrack. While the trails may not be as well developed, they have more of a wilderness experience.  

 

Bemidji

Lake Bemidji State Park: 5 miles

Beginner to advanced: Park has much to offer with dirt and packed grass trails. System is well maintained. Forested terrain has some challenging sections.
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Movil Maze: 8 miles

This system lives up to its name, so bring a compass and use the map of the area. There are several spurs that branch off this trail. The trail is a combination of grassy sections and dirt singletrack with ramps.
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Lake Bronson

Lake Bronson State Park: 5 miles

Good variety of easy trails and loops to allow for different choices. The trails go through forest and prairie and are a mixture of grass and gravel.
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Moorhead

Gooseberry Mound Park: 3 miles

Singletrack loops on the banks of the Red River of the North. Connects to a short skills building trail with bridges and rock gardens in Horn Park.
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M.B. Johnson Park: 4 miles

Singletrack loops along the banks of the Red River of the North. Trailhead has bathrooms, water and a shelter.
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Roseau

Hayes Lake State Park: 5 miles

Beginner trail on grassy, level terrain in a wooded area. Trails start at Hayes Dam.
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Mount Roseau: 10 miles

Easy, twisting trails on rolling hills in an open, grassy area.
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Ulen to Crookston

Agassiz Recreational Trail: 53 miles

This abandoned railroad grade is a designated multiple use trail shared by pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians and ATV riders. It passes through Ulen, Twin Valley, Gary, Fertile and Crookston and offers scenic views of the Sand Hill and Wild Rice Rivers and Minnesota farmland.
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Paul Bunyan Trail
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