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Get outdoors on Minnesota trails. Our state is criss-crossed with thousands of miles of trails including hiking trails, biking trails, snowmobile trails, atv trails, cross-country skiing trails, and Minnesota water trails. 

Minnesota Hiking Trails

Wherever you are in our state you will find yourself near great Minnesota hiking trails. Hiking Minnesota can take you through our northern forests and along the shores of Lake Superior. You can also experience some of the best Minnesota hiking in the bluff country, our farming communities and the central lakes areas. Minnesota state parks offer more than 1,250 miles of hiking trails. And the Twins Cities metro area has amazing hiking trails that offer stunning scenery in a peaceful atmosphere.

Some of Minnesota's most beautiful, and least traveled, trails are found on public lands such as National Wildlife Refuges and Scientific and Natural Areas. 

Minnesota Bike Trails

Grab your bike and tour Minnesota trails. Many miles of abandoned rail beds have been converted into paved bike trails. In most areas there is nothing more difficult than gently rolling hills though in the southeastern part of the state, and some of the North Shore, you will find longer climbs.

You can bike the quiet forest trails in Minnesota National Forests and Minnesota State Parks. Enjoy rural farm scenery in central Minnesota farm country or southern Minnesota Amish country.

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Minnesota ATV Trails

Enjoy off road riding on your all-terrain vehicle, off-highway motorcycle or your truck or jeep. Minnesota off road trails are provided for all.

Off-highway vehicles (OHVs) include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) and off-road vehicles (ORVs), such as 4x4 trucks or Jeeps.

Minnesota Water Trails

Some Minnesota trails are water trails. Our extensive network of rivers and streams offers 92,000 miles of canoeing and kayaking. View Minnesota's natural scenery and rural life from our waterways. 

Paddle the million acres of portage-linked lakes and streams in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Voyageurs National Park offers similar, though tamer, experiences. 

Minnesota trails in autumn

Minnesota Cross Country Ski Trails

Minnesota has more than 2,000 mils of groomed cross country ski trails. There are more than 100 ski areas that are primarily on public land.

Two of the largest groomed trail networks in North America are in Minnesota: the Gunflint Trail and the North Shore Trail. These trails are nationally renowned nordic ski systems and offer some of the best cross-country skiing anywhere. You will find more than 176 kilometers of marked and groomed trails that are lit for night skiing. As well, many trails are groomed for skate skiing. 

Minnesota Snowmobile Trails

You will find more than 20,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails across Minnesota. At least 18,000 miles of Minnesota sonowmobile trails are maintained by local snowmobile club volunteers.

Snowmobile the woodland areas of Northern Minnesota, the prairie lands of Central Minnesota, and the Southern Minnesota bluff country. Or get away from civilization and snowmobile trails in our wilderness areas.

In every area of Minnesota you will find snowmobile and equipment rentals, lodging, food and other services geared to those who love to snowmobile.

Minnesota trails in winter

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