Winter Mountain Biking

Fat tire winter mountain biking on Minnesota's world renown Cuyuna mountain bike trails.

The Cuyuna mountain bike trails located just a short drive east of Brainerd Minnesota is home to internationally acclaimed mountain bike trails that wind through some of Minnesota’s newest/scenic forest and lakes. In winter, biking up a long, snowy hill, sailing down the other side, negotiating around birch trees and rocks, and then stopping to take in the beauties of winter aren’t thrills limited to cross country skiers alone.

The Cuyuna lakes Area offers mountain bikers specially groomed mountain bike trails like the Sagamore Unit a seven and a half mile stretch of winter mountain bike trail groomed by snowmobile and a Rokon two wheel drive motorcycle with wide tires designed to pack a track. The well groomed trails and recent mountain bike innovations make mountain biking a sport that all skill levels can enjoy year round.

These scenic winter mountain bike trails follow old mining haul roads, railroad grades and a few connections cut through the brush. There are six plateaus to bike to, with the trails fairly flat on top and below, and circles winding to the top. Like the summer trails, there is work getting up and a nice ride coming down. The trails have fun names with historic links to the mine like the Syracuse, Klondike and Blaster. Buffalo Run Trail refers to a buffalo skeleton found in the park and Copper Nugget refers to an 1,800 lb. copper nugget found on the sight.

Whether you are looking for an adventure, an new sport to try, or a group activity, mountain biking in Minnesota's pristine Cuyuna Lakes area is a great choice. Stay at any of the Brainerd/Baxter hotels and indoor water parks and you will have easy access to this great Brainerd Lakes Area activity while enjoying all of the comforts and conveniences your family or group deserve.

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Winter Fat Tire Trail Map (Sagamore)