Biking, Hiking & ATV Trails

Whether you are looking for a quite hike in the forest, a bike ride along the shores of a lake or the adventure of riding an ATV through the wilderness, the Leech Lake area has it all.

You will be at the junction of over 150 miles of paved bike trails, the scenic trails in the Leech Lake area are a cyclist’s dream. While biking and hiking you will have the opportunity to bird watch, seek out rare wild flowers and view wildlife in their natural setting.

Any season is the right season to explore our hiking trails.  Enjoy yourself  by bird watching or hunting for that wildflower along the edge.

For more information on area Hiking trails see:

County Road 50 Walking Trail 
Eight miles of walking trails along the Shingobee River Valley.

Heartland Trail
West of Walker is Minnesota’s oldest paved trail, with miles of beautiful lakes, forest scenery, wildlife and flowers.

Lake Erin Interpretive Trail 
This five-mile walking trail surrounds scenic Lake Erin.

Mi-Ge-Zi Trail 
Enjoy 18 miles of paved  non-motorized hiking/biking trails in the Chippewa National Forest along the eastern edge of Cass Lake and Pike Bay.

North Country National Scenic Trail 
Part of the longest continuous footpath in North America, the North Country Trail cuts through the Chippewa National Forest, across Hubbard County, through Itasca State Park, and to the Tamarac National Wildlife NWR.

Oak Point Trail 
Twelve miles of walking trails at the north end of Steamboat Bay on Leech Lake.

Paul Bunyan State Recreational Trail
Built along abandoned rail corridors, these trails are great venues for easy-going exploration.

Shingobee Trail 
Nestled along the rolling hills of the Shingobee River Valley the area offers 6 miles of trails for hiking, hunting, primitive camping and cross country skiing. Sliding hills and a weekend warming chalet are also available for winter fun.

Stony Point Recreation Area Trail 
This .82 mile mile of looped forest road facilitates biking and hiking through the Chippewa National Forest.


ATV riders can enjoy many miles of trails near the Leech Lake area. These trails offer riders the opportunity to enjoy some remote areas that otherwise are left undiscovered. The trials are a combination of state forest roads, county forest roads and township, county and state road right-of-ways.

For more information on area ATV trails see:

DNR – OHV Riding in Minnesota
ATV Association of Minnesota
US Forest Service – OHV Maps

Just beginning or near professional, the Leech Lake area has the bike trail for you.  Leech Lake offers trails lining the lake shores and plunging deep into the woods.

For more information on area Bike trails see:

Paul Bunyan & Heartland State Trails Information

Explore Paul Bunyan State Trail

Biking Map