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Minnesota's Central Lakes State Trail is a wonderful destination year round

Minnesota Hiking Trails

Besides all the great hiking opportunities in our state parks, there are hundreds of miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) in our state. The NCT stretches 4,600 miles from North Dakota to Vermont. In Minnesota it shares part of its path with the Kekekabic, Border Route and Superior Hiking Trails.
Here we feature 23 sections of this scenic trail – take a quick out and back stroll or plan an overnight backpacking adventure.

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Fergus Falls is the gateway to the scenic Central Lakes State Trail
The Mesabi Trail connects Minnesota's Iron Range with the Boundary Waters
A trip on the 55-mile Central Lakes Trail is the perfect fall family outing by bike or on foot
Minnesota's Paul Bunyan Trail is one of the state's best bike rides
Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota

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Read stories about Minnesota’s hiking trails in the MN Miles Blog:

All You Have to Do is Walk

A multi-day trip on the Superior Hiking Trail brings things into focus for a Texas couple.

Where the Heck is Breadloaf Ridge?

During peak fall color season on Minnesota’s North Shore, it’s good to have some alternatives to busy hiking trails.

Adventure Report: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

It was time to recharge the batteries with a hike on a sunny winter day.

A Runner’s Guide to Minnesota’s North Shore

From Jay Cooke and Duluth to Grand Portage, the North Shore offers trail running adventures of all lengths and difficulty levels.

A Whole New Perspective

A hike down Pike Creek offers a whole new look at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park.

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Red Wing- One of the most unique and charming places to visit along the Mississippi River!

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