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Get your boots dirty hiking the beautiful landscapes across Minnesota. From the state's southern border to its northernmost reaches, discover Minnesota's most impressive hiking.

10 Must-See Minnesota Hikes

Minnesota is full of scenic hiking trails, many of which offer breathtaking panoramic views, cascading waterfalls and rich, diverse wildlife. Hike at destinations across the state and you'll experience a kaleidoscope of nature, from Great Plains prairies to orchid-choked bogs. Use our guide of 10 #OnlyinMN hikes to get a taste of the wild beauty you'll find when trekking across the North Star State.

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Hikers at Whitewater State Park

Discover trails that take you along the river, then up to the bluffs and valley overlooks at Whitewater State Park / Kurt Barclay courtesy GearJunkie

Hiker in Kensington Runestone Park in Fall

A hiker takes in the scenic fall colors at Kensington Runestone Park / James Feist courtesy Explore Alexandria Tourism

Overhead view of hikers by the water at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

Enjoy spectacular views and the roar of the water while hiking at the Mississippi Gateway Regional Park / Kurt Barclay courtesy GearJunkie

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