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There’s No Forest In The World Like The Lost 40 In Minnesota

In Minnesota’s Northwoods, unbeknownst to many, there remains an untouched parcel of land that contains “old-growth” red and white pine trees that date back as far as 350 years. It’s called the Lost 40, and the simple one-mile hike through it is one of the most phenomenal in the state.

Looking for more short, beautiful hikes in Minnesota? Check out this list of hikes under 5 miles with spectacular views!

Jo Magliocco
Minnesota staff writer for Only in Your State and owner of Minnesota blog NorthGuide.co, I'm a Minneapolis transplant who loves my cats, camera, and local coffee. On the weekends I'm usually exploring the North Shore or making my way through the list of Minnesota's State Parks. Want to talk about MN or ask me a question? Tweet me @sotafiedjo!