The Minnesota Northwood’s is a hiker’s paradise. You can tramp through the big woods, stroll down a backwoods lane, walk around lakes and even hike around a lake within a lake on Star Island.
Nearby is world famous Itasca State Parks, which also has its own trail systems. You can even walk across the mighty Mississippi River at its source in Itasca State Park. Six other State Parks are located within the region and each offer different experiences for the hiker and nature lover.
County Road 50 Walking Trail
Eight miles of walking trails along the Shingobee River Valley.
West of Walker is Minnesota’s oldest paved trail, with miles of beautiful lakes, forest scenery, wildlife and flowers.
Lake Erin Interpretive Trail
This five-mile walking trail surrounds scenic Lake Erin.
Enjoy 18 miles of paved non-motorized hiking/biking trails in the Chippewa National Forest along the eastern edge of Cass Lake and Pike Bay.
North Country National Scenic 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.
Oak Point Trail
Twelve miles of walking trails at the north end of Steamboat Bay on Leech Lake.
Paul Bunyan State Recreational Trail
Built along abandoned rail corridors, these trails are great venues for easy-going exploration.
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.
Stony Point Recreation Area Trail
This .82 mile mile of looped forest road facilitates biking and hiking through the Chippewa National Forest.
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