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From long treks along the rugged coast of Lake Superior, to wandering the open spaces of the Minnesota River Prairie, you'll find plenty of hiking opportunities in Minnesota's state forests, parks, SNAs, WMAs, and trails. 

beautiful sunset

Be aware

Hiking is fun, but be careful. Before you go, read up on the following.
Deer ticks »
Poison ivy

using a camera

Add a hobby

Wildlife tourism, geocaching, photography, and birding are typical hikers' hobbies.
Nature viewing »
Bird checklists »
Geocaching »

in a tent

Stay where you hike

In addition to the miles and miles of trails, state parks and forests have thousands of campsites and lodging opportunities.
Camping »