Minnesota

Looking for the best fitness in Minnesota? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Minnesota. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Fitness Spots in and near Minnesota

  • Esko, Minnesota

    Hike the Carlton Trail at Jay Cooke State Park

    5.0
    4 mi
    Hike the trails at Jay Cooke State Park in the autumn to see a stunning display of red, gold, and orange foliage colors lining the banks of the St. Louis river. Beginning at the River Inn Visitors Center at the park's headquarters, head over to the newly rebuilt swinging suspension bridge crossin...
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Run the Lake Harriet Loop

    5.0
    3 mi / 10 ft gain
    This easily accessible loop takes you on a moderate walk around Lake Harriet, a popular recreational site for cyclers, walkers, runners, and families. You can cycle this trail in the clockwise direction, or opt to walk. Be sure to explore the surrounding park and gardens, afterwards!
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  • Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Devil's Kettle

    4.3
    1.98 mi / 269 ft gain
    For those who enjoy waterfalls, the Devil's Kettle waterfall is a must see. The Devil's Kettle trail will lead you to perhaps one of Minnesota's most unusual waterfalls along the North Shore. This waterfall of the Brule River is unique in that the river splits into two; with one half dropping 5...
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Hike the Winchell Trail

    3.6
    5 mi
    This 5 mile roundtrip trail meanders along the Mississippi River bluffs on the west bank and is separate from the paved bike trail. The trail runs from 44th St. to Franklin Ave. Along the trail you will pass through an oak savanna restoration project, hike near the edge of bluffs and pass by the ...
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  • Bloomington, Minnesota

    Exploring the Minnesota Valley NWR

    4.0
    3.5 mi
    It is 3.5 miles long one-way from the visitors center (3815 American Blvd. East 55425) to Cedar Ave. Bridge. Whether because of the foreword thinking early Minnesota legislators or simply because of the inhospitality of nature, most of the riverfront on both the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers t...
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  • Duluth, Minnesota

    Chester Creek Trail

    4.5
    2.13 mi / 282 ft gain
    Chester Creek is a prime example of how Duluth, MN values the many green spaces within its borders. The trailhead to Chester Creek is easy to find. Right on the corner of 14th ave east and 4th st, across from Burrito Union.  For those of you without another form of transportation, there is a bus ...
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Run Along the Mississippi River Flats

    4.0
    2.5 mi
    This loop takes you from the Franklin Bridge to the Washington Avenue Bridge, crossing through campus, in between. Start at the Franklin Bridge (southeast end), walk down the stairs, and then take the elevated walkaway across the river, heading north.The middle section of the loop takes you past ...
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  • Tofte, Minnesota

    Hike Oberg Mountain

    4.5
    2.3 mi / 230 ft gain
    The hike to the top of Oberg Mountain is short and sweet. The trail starts off with a climb of roughly 230ft in about a half of a mile before getting to the top of Oberg Mountain. At the top of the climb the trail forks, you can go either way since the trail loops around the top. I suggest you go...
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  • Arden Hills, Minnesota

    Bike the Rice Creek North Regional Trail

    3.0
    13.8 mi
    The Rice Creek North Regional Trail is 13.8 miles in total, but can be broken up into two different sections (connected by a 3.4 mile bike on county roads). The main trailhead is at 35W and County Road I. You will find the parking lot just after exiting on County Road I. This is the southern segm...
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  • Silver Bay, Minnesota

    Hike to Fantasia Overlook

    3 mi / 170 ft gain
    Getting to the trailhead:From Hwy. 61, turn left onto Hwy. 1 (at milepost 59.3) and travel 0.8 miles to the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) parking lot on the left side of the road (very easy to miss!). The Hike:Once you get to the parking lot, cross Hwy. 1 and walk up the road to meet the SHT that c...
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  • Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Camp at Trail's End Campground

    5.0
    Trail's End Campground is located at the very end of the Gunflint Trail, a remote highway that cuts into the heart of the Minnesota Northwoods. Catch the Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais along Highway 61 on the North Shore of Lake Superior. From Grand Marais, you'll wind your way sixty miles along ...
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  • Tower, Minnesota

    Canoe to Loon Lake from Entry #14

    The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is located in the northern portion of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota. What once used to be covered by glaciers is now home to approximately 1.1 million acres of land with 1,200 miles of canoe routes. Permits are required for access...
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  • Hinckley, Minnesota

    Bike the Paved Trail in St. Croix State Park

    5.5 mi
    Getting There:The entrance to St. Croix State Park is located 15 miles east of Hinckley, Minnesota on Highway 48. It is another 5 miles to the Park Office.The Paved Bicycle Path:The path is 5.5 miles long one-way and runs from the campground to Lake Clayton Beach Picnic Area. Be sure to stop at...
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  • Onamia, Minnesota

    Hike the Minnesota Hiking Club Trail in Mille Lacs Kathio

    3.2 mi
    Tucked away in the trees next to the popular Lake Mille Lacs and roughly 90 minutes from Minneapolis, MN, lies Mille Lacs Kathio State Park. Of great importance to the Native American tribes that originally inhabited the area, this park is a wooded oasis from the big city. With 35 miles of wood...
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  • Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota

    Camp at William O'Brien State Park

    Roughly an hour north of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro, is William O’Brien State Park. Located on the Saint Croix River, this park is a great place for just getting away from the city lights and into nature. The park has two campgrounds, which are the Savanna and Riverway campgrounds. Eac...
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