Explore the most popular forest trails in Minnesota with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 days ago

Enjoyable hike. Hiked 4.5 miles with my dog. Trail is mostly a horse trail. So dogs can't use it. Not sure what policy is when trail is closed to horses. Will be messy when snow melts so suggest doing it before spring thaw. Saw two bald eagle. Would suggest going in on Grimm road and using parking access there because of paved parking. For this trail follow the Kings trail signs. Sure it would be beautiful in spring and summer also. But remember dogs are not allowed on horse trails. Great overviews and a few picnic tables on trail. Will be going on my do again list. ALWAYS WALKABOUT!!!

Metal cleats made the hike an awesome day

This is one of my favorite trails. It is very peaceful and serene. Good for all skill levels and something for everyone. You are surrounded by nature and wildlife with the options of different paths.

Nice, easy trail. We seen a lot of wildlife. The turkeys were in the tree's. We also seen eagles and deer.

loved the scenery, beautiful landscape, and alot of fun. they also have a natural spring fountain to drink from

Has some nice jumps, very fun trails. Bathrooms, water bottle fill up, rest area, & a practice trail loop(just so you can see if you can handel the difficult trails) all by the parkinglot of this trail!

It was winter so some melted snow was a damper but lovely paved trail for winter dog walking.

Nice quiet trail with a great view of the river valley

Beautiful hike, lots of mushrooms in the fall. Great views!

probably the best and one of the busiest now trails in the Twin Cities if you go here after work on a weekday there's a lot of bikers the path is fairly new in great shape and has spectacular views of the Mississippi River in St Paul at sunset

Nice little suburban trail - very underused but kept up nicely. On a few spots you can see a road or some houses, but for the most part it is private and has lots of different types of trees and scenery. Almost makes you forget you are in a city. The loops are broken up into 3 trails so you can mix and match depending on how long you want to hike or how much time you have. There is a park at the trailhead with parking and portable stalls. My kids enjoy this one, pretty relaxing hike. Good spot to see some wildlife. Occasionally you will see some bikers on the trail but everyone has been respectful. I have gone back a few times, it's a nice little hike.

Sweet waterfalls, lots of stairs! Worth the hike

Got in the fall at sunrise or sunset... beautiful

Great any time of year. MicroSpikes can be a big help in certain spots in winter.

Awesome hike. Trail for the most part is well maintained. Gets hard to follow when you first get to Whale Lake, but just keep going straight. You'll feel the last 1/2 mile in your legs but easily doable. Finished roundtrip in just about 3 hours.

Fun, quick, scenic

great ski trail and race course.

1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful fall day, overcast, 50 degrees. A number of muddy spots to step through or step around. Lots of rocks and tree roots to deal with. One water crossing to be made, guaranteed to get your feet wet. Five hour round trip for two 65 year-olds including a half hour lunch at the top.

1 month ago

I grew up in these woods and love coming back here with my dog to hike.

Love this place! Had a great time with my kid here. Be a responsible parent and watch your children. There are some dangerous places a child could end up if not supervised. Well kept trails, and very beautiful scenery. Highly recommend!

1 month ago

Very beautiful place tucked back in some acres. The trails are nice, expect to see horses. Also, expect to overstep horse manure. There is a nice pavilion to host party's, weddings, etc. Also there is some neat history on the trails, and a graveyard you can hike a steep hill to. Plenty of camp space, and many local areas also to stay.

Love this place for hiking. Unfortunately, people don't realize how beautiful their parks are, or never visit them.

There is a trail there. That's about it.

Had an amazingly beautiful ski today. Trail was groomed perfectly after our big snow.

on Bass and Dry Lake Loop

1 month ago

my first official trail. we did it in the winter. clearly defined due to snow tracks. suggest ice cleats for your shoes/boots in winter. great scenery. want to do this again in summer.

1 month ago

Nice walk only one tree across trail just before rock

Nice trail. elevation change is not too difficult. could be muddy. snow and ice on the trail now.

These trails are gorgeous but most of these trails are only for mountain biking. If you want to hike here, for your own saftey, check the trail maps.

The trail is pretty steep as far as trails in the Midwest go. It's beautiful at the top, your staring at two different countries and the largest freshwater lake in the world, how can you beat that?! For less experienced hikers I would advise to just take your time, it's not that bad.


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