North Country National Trail (NCT) - Minnesota, Chippewa National Forest is a 14 mile out and back trail located near Hackensack, MN. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for 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.
It was a nice country trail with varied elevation.
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.