This Short Hike In Minnesota Will Take You Deep Into A Beautiful Rocky Gorge

Being in the Upper Midwest, it’s not common to hear words like “canyon” or “gorge” associated with Minnesota. For the most part, the Land of 10,000 Lakes is relatively flat, dominated by forested lands, river valleys, and flat plains. But in parts of Minnesota, things get a little more rocky. That’s certainly the case along the Vermilion River. A hike alongside the river highlights a rocky gorge that is unlike anything else in Minnesota. Take a look:

Northern Minnesota has such unique beauty, and the Vermilion Gorge Trail is just one of many examples. Have you hiked it? If you’re looking for more hikes to do in Minnesota this summer, you may want to try one from our list of the best trails in the world right here in Minnesota.