These 12 Epic Hiking Spots Around Minneapolis Are Completely Out Of This World

With 10,000 lakes, 72 State Parks, 5 National Parks, and millions of acres of wilderness areas to explore, it’s no wonder Minnesota has some of the most amazing hiking areas in the country. While the Boundary Waters get a ton of attention, there are actually hundreds of hiking spots in and around Minneapolis. Here are 12 epic places to check out!

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These fantastic hikes are just a few of the many opportunities to get outdoors and stretch your legs in the Minneapolis area, no matter what season! Grab your hiking boots (or snowshoes) and hit the trail!