West of Walker is Minnesota’s oldest paved trail, with miles of beautiful lakes, forest scenery, wildlife and flowers.This 49 mile paved multiple-use trail between Park Rapids and Cass Lake is a great trek for biking or hiking. During the winter months the Heartland Trail offers miles of groomed snowmobile trail riding.. Walker is a great stopping point while using this trail.
Part of the longest continuous footpath in North America, the North Country Trail cuts through the Chippewa National Forest, across Hubbard County, through Itasca State Park, and to the Tamarac National Wildlife NWR.
This trail is a conglomeration of three separate trail networks that creates a Walker Loop Trail. The Shingobee Connection Trail connects the Heartland Trail from the City of Walker to the Paul Bunyan State Trail that enters the Chippewa National Forest.This trail circles much of the Shingobee Creek watershed which consists of gorgeous forested hills.
Nestled along the rolling hills of the Shingobee River Valley the area offers 6 miles of trails for hiking, hunting, primitive camping and cross country skiing. Sliding hills and a weekend warming chalet are also available for winter fun.