Heartland State Trail115 Bunyan Trails Drive
Nevis, MN 56467
Various connections to the trail along TH 34 and TH 371 in the communities of Park Rapids, Dorset, Nevis, Akeley, Walker, and Cass Lake. Look for trail directional signs.
A 49 mile multiple use trail between Park Rapids and Cass Lake. The trail is located entirely on a level abandoned railroad grade except for two short segments north of Walker; snowmobiles on sharply rolling terrain. The 27 mile segment between Park Rapids and Walker has a paved surface. This segment has a second grassy treadway for horseback riding, mountain biking, and studded snowmoible tracks. The paved 20 mile segment from Walker to Cass Lake now allows studded snowmobiles.
Hours & DatesTrail is open to snowmobiles from December 1 to April 1 if conditions warrant.
You will need a horse pass if you will be horseback riding, a ski pass for cross-country skiing, and for snowmobiling, a snowmobile must be registered or have a snowmobile state trail sticker. No other fees or passes are required to use the trail.
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 5 reviews
I use to live in Park Rapids and the trail was right in my back yard. Now my wife and I have a house on a Lake in Akeley, MN and the trail is right around the corner. It is a great trail to run, bike...
— MikeT1959, July 9, 2018
The bicycling is great on the Heartland Trail. The pavement is smooth and well maintained; the grade is mostly flat. Many parts of the trail are shaded and have beautiful views - everything from...
— Julie B, September 8, 2015
There is great parking from Heartland Park in Park Rapids. I walked about 30 minutes toward Dorset. There were quite a few people on the trail but it did not feel crowded. There was good shade and...
— fargonative, August 8, 2015
We enjoyed a bike ride our last morning in Park Rapids. What a nice trail with great sites along the way. Tall pine trees and small lakes are found along this flat and smooth trail. It wasn't too...
— cdog612, July 31, 2015
This a rail line trail (an old railroad bed converted to more practical use). It has mild grades. It is in great condition. There are no motors allowed in the spring/summer/fall. It's basically...
— ecorafterguy, March 5, 2015