Six Minnesota Trails You Have to Hike

Hiking season will soon be upon us, and now is the time to start planning where you want to hike this year. Some of these trails even have winter accessibility so that you can check them out now while you plan your Spring and Summer hiking outings. 

Paul Bunyan Trail

Not just for hiking, the Paul Bunyan Trail boasts 120 miles of paved biking trail with plenty to see along the way. Stop and see the Blue Ox, take some time out for fishing, or try geocaching – you’ll find something for everyone on this trail that has entrances right in Walker! 

Gooselake Trail 

A smaller, less-traveled 12-mile trail in Chippewa National Forest, this trail is an excellent option for hunting, winter sports, or a quiet hike away from all of the hustle of busy parks and trails. 

Hiram Trail (near Hackensack) 

Just 2 miles north of Hackensack, the Hiram trail offers hiking and ski trails for all adventurers with a combination of easy, intermediate, and advanced trails. 

Washburn Lake Solitude Area

For the more experienced hikers, Washburn Lake trails weave through Washburn, Grasshopper, and Bear Lakes and offer shelters and fire pits along the way to rest and recuperate before continuing on this scenic hike. 

Deep Portage Conservation Reserve

Deep Portage Conservation Reserve has loops of trails near Big Deep Lake with opportunities to enjoy the Great Outdoors all year round with options for snowshoers and snowmobilers. There are trails for all hiking levels that will keep you coming back to this beautiful reserve. 

Aiton Heights Fire Tower, Itasca State Park

Best for Spring to Fall hiking, this 2.2-mile dog-friendly trail is great for a short day hike, walk, or birdwatching. This would be a great fall hike to grab a view of the changing colors from the tower.

If you’re looking for a cabin to hike back to after your outdoor fun this year, contact us to start your search!