Connecting and strengthening Cuyuna Lakes communities since 2001, the Cuyuna Lakes Trail Association is a nonprofit, volunteer advocacy group dedicated to the continued success of the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail.
The Cuyuna Lakes Trail Association was formed in 2001 as a nonprofit, volunteer advocacy organization devoted to bringing an official Minnesota State Trail to the heart of Minnesota’s Cuyuna Lakes region. Shortly thereafter, the Association’s efforts were invaluable in securing Minnesota legislative approval to officially birth what came to be known as the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail. In the year’s since, the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail has grown to nine miles of scenic trailway, linking the communities of Riverton, Ironton, Crosby and Deerwood (with connector access to Cuyuna). The Trail is paved and durable, highly accessible and available in nearly all weather conditions. A wide range of recreational activities are supported, regardless of season. Today, the Trail also serves as a central artery throughout the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and the region’s award-winning mountain bike system. The Association remains committed to the Trail’s master plan, which supports continued growth of the Trail to Brainerd/Baxter as well as Aitkin, extending the Trail to over thirty miles, while providing a seamless connection to other Minnesota State Trails.