Nature & Outdoors
Bike Trails Around Minnesota
– More miles of paved bikeways than any other state –
Mille Lacs Area Bikeways
Minnesota has more miles of paved rail-to-trail bikeways than any other state and the Mille Lacs Lake area is part of that system. With Spring just around the corner, it won’t be long before bikers hit the trails. Check out one of our favorite trails below!
Bikes away on the Soo Line Trail in Mille Lacs!
Mille Lacs Soo Line Trail
Location: Between Onamia and Isle, south of Lake Mille Lacs
Distance: 11 paved miles
Description: With a scenic state park near each trailhead, the Soo Line offers biking near Mille Lacs, one of the state’s largest lakes. At Isle, on the trail’s north end, streets in town take you to Father Hennepin State Park, featuring a great beach on Mille Lacs.
This short, flat trail passes numerous wetlands where red-winged blackbirds perch on cattails. The western trailhead of Onamia has a library in a restored train depot. From town, you can follow County Road 26 for six miles to the beautiful forest of Mille Lacs Kathio State Park.
The trail was realigned to connect with the now-complete Soo Line bridge over Highway 169.
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