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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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The Mesabi Trail connects Minnesota's Iron Range with the Boundary Waters
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Keep up with the latest MN Trails news and events in our newsletter

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

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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