Explore the best trails in Minnesota with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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I just started hiking here and I really enjoy the trails. It has a little bit of everything. Lake views, prairie, rolling hills, nice fall colors. I have been following the hiking/ mountain bike loops. You can hike for miles. I have done 4 and 9 mile loops. Trails are well marked with 1/4 mile markers. Take a map with you just in case.
Anne-Marie H. on Camden State Park
Even in late fall the Dakota Prairie and the Camden History Trails were beautiful. The climb and descent were steep by Minnesota standards. And with lots of leaves on the trail, be sure to pick your feet up to avoid tripping over hidden roots and rocks on the descent. Really beautiful, at the interface of prairie and big woods.
It was a great hike in the first week of October. Spent 2 nights there. Beautiful reflection during sunrise and sunset. We camped right on the lake. Most part pretty easy to follow the trail. Only a couple spots are a bit confusing. Overall, a great 2-3 day causal hike.