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Cuyuna Lakes Trail

The Cuyuna Lakes Trail system is the most breathtaking scenic bike trail in Minnesota. Located near Crosby, MN, the Cuyuna Lakes Trail offers a relaxing and awe-inspiring path through the wilderness of the northland. The Nordic Inn Medieval Brew and Bed is the perfect place to retire after a nice day of site-seeing, hiking, or biking on the trails.. The Nordic Inn offers beautiful suites and bed and breakfast rooms conveniently located near the Cuyuna Trail, and offers a lodging experience that fits perfectly with a hiking or biking adventure.

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About the Cuyuna Lakes Trail System


The Cuyuna Lakes Trail weaves its way through the tall pines while edging along some of the newest lakes in Minnesota. There is always plenty of wildlife to be seen including many Bald Eagle nests along the path. As the trail curves through the 5000 acre Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA), hikers and bikers are able to enjoy over 25 miles of scenic Minnesota trails through this important link in the overall trail system of the central Minnesota lake region. The area is also a great place for camping or family picnics.

The Cuyuna Lakes Trail offers more than 30 routes to choose from, each with a unique purpose in mind. Everyone from beginners to professionals can easily enjoy the stunning overlooks and scenic views. The landscape of the Cuyuna Lakes Trail system is plush with white bark of the aspen and birch trees, deep-red soil, and turquoise mine lakes throughout your journey. While taking a break, hikers and bikers can enjoy the company of the local wildlife including Bald Eagles, Red-Tailed Hawks, Beavers and more.

Common activities for the Cuyuna Lake Trail system include Biking, Mountain Biking, In-Line Skating (or Roller Blading), Running, Walking, Skiing, Hiking, Geo-Caching, Hunting, and Fishing. These and many more activities are available in the Cuyuna State Recreation Area.

More Information Can Be Found At: Cuyuna Lakes State Trail Website | DNR Website

Cuyuna Lakes Trail Location and Map


With over 30 routes and more than 25 miles of trails, the Cuyuna Lakes Trail system is very large and bringing along a map would be advisable. Below, you will find driving directions and a map of the Cuyuna Lakes Trail system.


Cuyuna Trail Map

Directions to Trail

1.) Cuyuna Lakes Trail: Follow Hwy 210/6 north into Crosby and follow the signs to the Croft Mine Historical Park or take 2nd Ave NE north to the "T" and then left to the park.

2.) Cuyuna Lakes Trail Head: Park on the end of 8th St NE or on the Portsmouth parking area on the west side of State Hwy 6 just north of Crosby. Parking is also available in Ironton near the water tower and at the Riverton trail termination on County Rd 128.

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