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Hiking

Get Your Boots Dirty

Whether you're solo backpacking the mountainous, 300-mile Superior Hiking Trail, casually hiking the award-winning urban trails in Minneapolis-St. Paul, conquering limestone bluffs above the Mississippi River or roaming the native prairies of southwest Minnesota, every Minnesota hike has one thing in common: They can all lead to your True North. Because your True North is more than a direction—it's a feeling. 

Every trail brings you closer to your True North. And it's only in Minnesota.

Family hikes beside former iron mines at Redhead Mountain

Hike across Minnesota mining history at Redhead Mountain, built on 1,225-acres of former Iron Range mineland / Rendulich Photography

10 #OnlyinMN Hikes

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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Woman hiking at Afton State Park in the fall

Fall hiking at Afton State Park, southeast of St. Paul on the St. Croix River / Paul Vincent

Best Fall Hikes

As the weather cools and the trees explode in a breathtaking array of colors, you know fall has arrived in Minnesota. Whether you’re journeying along the North Shore of Lake Superior or the Mississippi River, these are some of the most stunning places to catch the fall foliage. 

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Father and daughter at Minneopa State Park Mankato

Father and daughter at Minneopa State Park in Mankato / Jim Henderson

Wondrous Waterfalls

Waterfalls are truly one of nature’s most magical marvels, and when winter gives way to spring, Minnesota’s waterfalls come to life. These are just a few of the state’s most iconic cascades.

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Girls at Barn Bluff overlook in Red Wing

Barn Bluff overlook in Red Wing is your ticket to an unforgettable view of the city and the Mississippi River / Manda Baldwin

Hiking to New Heights

Known as the “driftless region," Minnesota’s Bluff Country is untouched by glacial drift and erosion, resulting in deep valleys and steep, rocky walls. Here you’ll find some of the most stunning vistas and picturesque views in the state.

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Man and dog at Gooseberry Falls State Park

Bring your pup on the dog-friendly hiking trails at Gooseberry Falls State Park on the North Shore / Micah Kvidt

Tails & Trails

One of the best ways to explore Minnesota’s iconic trails is with your pup panting by your side. After you’ve both worked up a thirst and appetite, stop by the nearest dog-friendly brewery for some local snacks and suds.

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