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Best Trails of Minnesota

hiking, road biking, mountain biking, walking, running,

 

#1. The Superior Hiking Trail
According to Backpacker magazine, Minnesota’s Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) ranks as one of the 10 best hiking trails in the country and one of the top 10 in the world—placing it in league with the Appa...
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota II"
Hiking Trails
Two Harbors, MN - Hiking - 175 miles


#2. Lilydale Park Trail
The Lilydale Park Trail that runs along the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers from downtown St. Paul to suburban Eagan impressed me. The western half of this trail is wide, has a yellow line painted do...
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Minnesota"
Hiking Trails
Saint Paul, MN - Road Biking - 14 miles


#3. Cannon Valley Trail: Red Wing to Welch
Flowing east through the fertile farmland of southeastern Minnesota, the Cannon River joins the Mississippi near the historic town of Red Wing. Before merging with the big river, the Canon cuts a scen...
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Minnesota"
Hiking Trails
Red Wing, MN - Road Biking - 19.6 miles


#4. Afton State Park
Hike from the shore of the Saint Croix River up a densely wooded ravine to the bluff tops, for prairies and overlooks of the river valley. The hike: The nearby town of Afton, and for that matter Afton...
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota"
Hiking Trails
Afton, MN - Hiking - 4 miles


#5. Afton State Park
More than 20 miles of trails criss-cross oak savannas and follow ravines cut deeper than 300 feet into the bluffs of the St. Croix River. This park provides hikers with serious trails, expansive river...
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Twin Cities"
Hiking Trails
Saint Paul, MN - Hiking - 4.3 miles


#6. Gooseberry Falls State Park
A beautiful hike from the agate beach at the mouth of Gooseberry River, along its shores, and to the popular waterfalls. Gooseberry Falls is one of the most popular attractions along the North Shore. ...
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota"
Hiking Trails
Two Harbors, MN - Hiking - 5 miles


#7. Fall Colors Ramble
Each autumn the valley of the St. Croix River becomes a mural of brilliant color. This is the time of year several hundred cyclists help the Leukemia Society raise funds by riding the Fall Colors bike...
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Midwest"
Hiking Trails
Stillwater, MN - Road Biking - 25.2 miles


#8. Bloomington Ferry Trail
Long, challenging singletrack ride next to the river. Well-maintained trail that tests your handling skills and offers some of the best scenery in the valley. Tread: 12.8 miles dirt singletrack; 0.9 m...
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Hiking Trails
Bloomington, MN - Mountain Biking - 13.7 miles


#9. Minnehaha Creek to Lake Harriet
Appropriately called the City of Lakes, Minnesota's largest city can trace much of its history to an association with water. Minneapolis, whose name combines the Indian word for "water" with the Greek...
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Minnesota"
Hiking Trails
Saint Paul, MN - Road Biking - 11.2 miles


#10. Lake Pepin Challenge
The Mississippi River is the water highway of America's heartland. It's seldom more scenic along a 23-mile stretch called Lake Pepin. A circuit of Lake Pepin is an exhilarating mix of flat, rolling an...
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Midwest"
Hiking Trails
Red Wing, MN - Road Biking - 71.2 miles



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