12 Amazing Minnesota Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love

Throughout Minnesota, hundreds of hiking trails loops through state parks and nature areas. There’s something for everyone, whether you prefer exploring thick forests or taking in wildflower fields. And lucky for Minnesotans, there are plenty of trails to explore no matter your experience or ability level. These 12 Minnesota hikes are all under 3 miles, and they’re all amazing.

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Have you ever hiked any of these trails? Let us know which ones you like best! If you’re looking for something just a bit longer, check out our list of 13 Minnesota hikes under 5 miles.