Best Trails in Chippewa National Forest

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on North Country National Tr...
6 days ago

hiking

There were several fallen trees across the path, in numerous places, which made it difficult. And the mosquitos were the worst I've ever seen. That was in July.

on Lost '40' Trail
1 month ago

This trail sucks ass

on North Country National Tr...
1 month ago

It was a nice country trail with varied elevation.

on chippewa national forest
2 months ago

hiking

Nice short walk in the woods. No elevation, No people, it was very relaxing.

on Lost '40' Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Easy trail to follow and nice views!

on Clubhouse Lake Campground
1 year ago

My families favorite camp ground. No hiking trails here. Approx. 45 sites available, some reservable, most first come, first serve. Nice little beach for kids. Camp host. Boat landing. Quiet lake.

on Suomi Hills Trail System
1 year ago

camping

Great trails for my first time overnight camping several years ago. The trails were well groomed, I hiked for 3 days and saw one other person on the trail and two people fishing on one of the lakes. This really is a hidden gem! The lakes were stunning and it was relaxing to sit by them. The campsites were better than I was expecting! I did not do the far loop so I maybe only hiked 15 miles of the trails.

on Lost '40' Trail
2 years ago

hiking

Great short hike close to some dispersed backcountry camping areas in the Chippewa National Forest. The Ranger station never mentioned anything when I said I was going out there with my dog but the trail head has a sign declaring it a scientific natural preserve and no dogs allowed, even on leash.

on Heartland Trail
4 years ago

road biking

The overview calls this a hiking trail, but, it's a muti-use trail primarily used by bicyclists in summer and snowmobiler's in winter. It's one of the first Rails to Trails trail, so it's railroad grade.very flat. It's a great trail for cycling, rollerblading, jogging etc.. It has many rest stops along the way so It's great for family rides. I guess you could "hike" on it if you were looking for an extremely easy hike.

on North Country National Tr...
5 years ago

hiking

The NCT (North Country Trail) is a premier hiking trail that stretches over 4,600 miles linking communities, forests, and prairies across 7 states ( North Dakota to New York State). already, more than 1,700 miles have been completed. When complete it will be the longest hiking trail in the U.S. I have hiked several sections in MN. and one in Mich., I love this trail! Great campsites along the way and so many lakes on the sections I have hiked.