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!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/


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!