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The Best Hiking in Hastings

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Top hiking spots in and near Hastings

  • Hastings, Minnesota

    Walk to Vermillion Falls

    4.5
    2 mi
    Begin in the Old Mills parking lot located on 18th Street E. Head south along the paved trail running parallel to the railroad tracks. This trail is part of a 10-mile loop that leads out of the park and past the banks of the Mississippi. In approximately ½ mile, you’ll cross a long, wooden bridge...
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    Vermillion River: Old Mill Park to Vermillion Slough

    5.62 mi / 420 ft gain
    Vermillion River: Old Mill Park to Vermillion Slough is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Hastings, Minnesota.
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  • Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    Hike the Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area Loop

    3.8
    3 mi / 110 ft gain
    Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area, the largest intact prairie system located within the Twin Cities, is home to a number of rare plants and animals. The SNA has no marked or maintained trails, but there are a few well-worn footpaths that create an easy-to-follow three mile loop through...
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    North River Trail Loop

    3.98 mi / 456 ft gain
    North River Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Afton, Minnesota.
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    Deer Valley Loop

    3.62 mi / 394 ft gain
    Deer Valley Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Afton, Minnesota.
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    South River Loop

    3.65 mi / 302 ft gain
    South River Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Hastings, Minnesota.
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    Interpretive Trail Loop

    2.44 mi / 266 ft gain
    Interpretive Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Hastings, Minnesota.
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    Hike the Afton State Park Trail

    3.6
    3.5 mi / 740 ft gain
    This diverse, 2,702-acre park has trails for both day hikers and backpackers – some with scenic views of the St. Croix River, others which drop into quiet ravines. For the best views of the valley, explore off-trail, where you may find hidden bluffs with panoramic views.The park also offers horse...
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    Northern River, Trout Brook and Prairie Loop

    7.64 mi / 909 ft gain
    Northern River, Trout Brook and Prairie Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Afton, Minnesota.
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  • Woodbury, Minnesota

    Edgewater Trail

    4.0
    2.35 mi / 62 ft gain
    Edgewater Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Woodbury, Minnesota.
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  • Farmington, Minnesota

    Empire Lake Loop

    3.89 mi / 322 ft gain
    Empire Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Empire, Minnesota.
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  • Woodbury, Minnesota

    Carver Lake Park Loop Trail

    3.77 mi / 285 ft gain
    Carver Lake Park Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Woodbury, Minnesota.
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  • Eagan, Minnesota

    Shulze Lake, Discovery and Lebanon Hills Loop

    3.95 mi / 548 ft gain
    Shulze Lake, Discovery and Lebanon Hills Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Eagan, Minnesota.
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  • Eagan, Minnesota

    McDonough Lake Loop

    0.88 mi / 56 ft gain
    McDonough Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Eagan, Minnesota.
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  • Maplewood, Minnesota

    Applewood Park Loop

    1.5 mi / 92 ft gain
    Applewood Park Loop is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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  • Cannon Falls, Minnesota

    Miesville Trail

    3.96 mi / 492 ft gain
    Miesville Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Welch, Minnesota.
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