Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

Beautiful area. Much larger than expected.
Upkeep of the trails leaves something to be desired. A lot of it was overgrown and some trails that show on the map are not accessible due to it being overgrown. The trail signs are a bit difficult to know how far and what direction it will truly be going unless you are looking at a map.
Due to flooding a very large section of trail is under water and not accessible at this current time.
A lot of nature to see. Beautiful fields, forest area and the lake. Some of the swamp area was mucky and a bit hard to navigate.
Overall a great trail, not many visitors. So very peaceful. Plan ahead to carry any trash you have as there were no trash bins in the area.

road biking
8 days ago

Awesome trail for long training rides! I only have done 27 miles out from St Joseph. Occasionally a bumpy section... but overall very good.

8 days ago

A beautiful hike which provided moderate difficulty for my friends and I. It should be noted that there is an extended uphill walk followed by about 200 stairs down, then another sharp climb before you’re able to look down on the kettle. Keep in mind you have to do this again on the way out :)

Fun hike, went with my parents and our dogs. Fairly easy trail for everyone. It took 2 hours to reach the summit, 1:45 to come back down (at mom's pace). Doable in 1:30 in and 1:30 out. Trail is well kept, downed logs were recently cleared.

It rained the night before so the bugs were very bad until we started accending. Make sure to bring bug spray. Was very cool out so there was lots of fog, so not much of a view at top for us. But it cleared a little on the decent so we got to see the summit as we rounded Whale Lake.

cross country skiing
10 days ago

Skating St. Mary’s is difficult but rewarding. The trails are well groomed and maintained and the variety of hill climbing, down hills, and flats is great, though challenging.

This is also a nice summer/fall hiking trail, though the mosquitos can be pretty nasty. It’s one that I come back to as much as I can.

might have been all the rain we have gotten. it’s pretty overgrown. But it’s a good trail, lots of berries to snack on, a few places for pictures. lots of other trails that aren’t on the apps map. overall pretty easy trail.

11 days ago

We had a wonderful time on this hike with our son who got his 9th highpoint. My husband hiked this about 40 years ago so it was a trip down memory lane for him. I have been doing the stairs at work for 6 weeks as training for hiking and this was a pretty strenuous hike for me. It took us 4 1/2 hours with rain for the middle section. Lots of mosquitos and lots of rocks and boulders. The view was lovely at the top. My son who is in great shape rated this as easy. My husband who is in pretty good shape rated it moderate and for me in my late 50s it was moderately hard. There were about 20 or so other people on the trail some with young kids.It was a great way to spend the 4th of July.

Trail is maintained well, episodic nice views of the river. A bit muddy in places, only because hiking .after several days of rain.

It was a hot and muggy day at Whitewater State Park, but my sister and I really enjoyed our first visit here! Hiked the Chimney Rock Trail to Inspiration Point, and then we did the Trout Run Creek Trail. The one by the creek was especially nice because of a refreshing breeze coming off the water. Terrain on Chimney Rock to Inspiration Point was definitely more than “moderate”!

trail running
30 days ago

several options to run. if you run West of 35W it is pretty flat. if you run east of 35W it is flat if you keep close to the river or more hilly if you keep to the north. I enjoy nice quiet runs down there, there are bikes sharing the trail but overall a nice comradery amongst people who enjoy the great outdoors.

Easy access hiking from the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot, very well marked, well maintained loop. By my GPS, the loop was about 3.2 miles from the parking lot and back. It is a different loop than shown on the trail description, but not hard to navigate. I am traveling through (not local) and grateful for the ease of this trail - thanks to the folks who put the work in to make it so nice!

Flat hike with good wildlife viewing. Saw family of mallard ducks, family of Canada geese, redwinged blackbirds, egrets, a beaver, and a deer. Interesting floating boardwalk over wetland. Location is very suburban: surrounded by interstate and apartments with an airport nearby. Overall, a nice easy hike, but no quiet and solitude.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Love riding here! The trails are not perfectly marked and there aren't always maps at the station. However, a great variety of moderate trails!

nice, low end of moderate, hike with nice views of Duluth and the harbor. well-marked trail with shade from trees on most of the trail. the wildflowers were just starting to bloom!

Lots of stairs but very short ways to the falls. So cool!

I was not prepared for a hike..it was a spur of the moment idea with friends. I was in jeans and sandals. It was not an easy feat for us (being unprepared and all) but it was beautiful.

loved this hike - for those looking for some moderate elevation gain. this one is challenging in places - there is some fairly steep grades and exposure. wear good boots. i had trek poles which helped as well. we did this hike in reverse. the stairs along the main road entry point is the standard entry. you can enter it in reverse as well. whitewater state park is a treasure unbeknownst to many native minnesotans. make a day trip! such incredible panoramas.

Had a difficult time finding the head of the main trail, and it would have been nice for the information posts to have maps on them, but the area itself was beautiful. Saw nearly a dozen deer, a variety of birds, and interesting bugs and plants.

I agree I think this trail is a moderate , I won't say easy peasy ,but in the spring so cool

Very wet immediately post winter. Excited to go back when it is dry. Decent wildlife and scenery.

Love this Hike, it’s one of my favorite spots to hike along the SHT. Beautiful views, great work out, lots of ups and downs, little streams and cricks, trees, wild flowers, and beautiful views. We bring our dog and let him hike off leash on this trail. It’s a great one!

2 months ago

I've been here multiple times, usually in the spring. Beautiful place, not too much foot traffic, and a lot to explore in the area. A forewarning: if you go off trail, you are going to pick up lots of ticks. You shouldn't get too many (if any) if you stick to the trail though.

Fun trail. Not too difficult, but there are sections that are tricky. One of the better in the area

Very beautiful! a hidden treasure of a park in the middle of farmland. I would consider some of these trails as HARD due to how steep sections are, definitely had to crawl with all fours because it was that rocky and steep. Got pretty winded too.

My kid and I loved it.

Nice peace and quiet near Fertile. Saw lots of deer! Beautiful white snow and sweet serenity. No one but the wife and I out exploring the snow covered trails today. A little tough knowing what trail we were on as there were biking, horse, cross country ski, and hiking trails all of which had white fluffy stuff covering them. All in all, a great place to explore!

road biking
3 months ago

Paved trail all the way to Furgus falls MN
Over 100 Miles Has been for years.
Again very out dated info here

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