Shingobee Recreation AreaMN-34
Walker, MN 56484
Located five miles southwest of Walker, Minnesota, along State Highway 34.Get Directions
Some 6 miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails loop through mixed aspen, birch and pine woods along two small lakes and the Shingobee River. Rolling terrain and scenic overlook of Shingobee River Valley. Trail system connects to the North Country National Scenic Trail. Campsite at overlook; group camp. Location maps posted at trail intersections. More information available from Chippewa National Forest, Walker Ranger District.
Hours & DatesHiking is available year-round. Trails are groomed for cross-country skiing as conditions permit. Snow sledding hill available as conditions permit. Seasonal Chalet only open when conditions permit and staff available.
No charge to use trails.
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Stopped by here for an evening walk and was super delighted by this little gem. This is a multi-use area, which is set up for skiing and hiking. There's a sliding hill that seems like it would be...
— Ed M, October 2, 2018
We were only 3 thankfully because it was a busy day.
The hill is mostly smooth. A few bumps here and there. My 1st experience here, so maybe the bumps were for an added thrill.
— Cynthia M, April 2, 2018
I have been sledding at Shingnobee Hill many times and it is very fun but also rather dangerous. I have seen many people get hurt while sledding (mainly broken noses). I would not recommend...
— VtnTwpmWctH, January 28, 2018
Beautiful hiking trail, but more prairie than woods so it got hot even when it was only 70 degrees. Lots of ticks--we must have pulled 15 off of us plus at least that many off the dog! There were...
— lmgrffth, July 18, 2017
There is a great sledding hill and provides a lot of fun and winter exercise. Be sure to be careful. I have personally gotten pretty injured on this hill.
— jewelz20152016, December 24, 2016