Trail Use and Activities
The Cuyuna Lakes State Trail is a multi-use trail, however limitations of width make it impossible to accommodate all uses at all times on the entire length of the trail.
Recommended uses of the trail include: bicycling, hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, dog walking, birdwatching, running/jogging, in-line skating, cross-country roller skiing, snowmobiling and environmental education.
Currently, state trail rules allow hunting within the trail right-of-way, except where restricted by local ordinance. The current rule states: No firearm or bow and arrow shall be discharged within the trail at any time, except for the purpose of lawful hunting during the period from September 15 to March 30 only. No rifle, shotgun with slug or bow and arrow shall be discharged upon, over, or across the trail treadway at any time.
In addition, the presence of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA) is expected to draw a large number of persons to the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail system. The recreation area will support alternative uses (mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country, running, etc.) that are compatible with and will encourage trail use. Camping will also be available at CCSRA as well as local campgrounds. Additional facilities may be available in the future.
* The paved trail will allow access to people with disabilities wherever possible.
** Off-highway vehicles will not be allowed on the paved trail or in the recreation area.