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The Best Backpacking in Minneapolis

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Minneapolis

  • 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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  • Dresser, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: St. Croix Falls to Trade River

    28.09 mi / 1621 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: St. Croix Falls to Trade River is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Dresser, Wisconsin.
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  • Center City, Minnesota

    Hike in Wild River State Park

    4.0
    Wild River State Park, located about 55 miles northeast of Minneapolis, is a fantastic getaway and caters to a wide-variety of visitors. If you have an afternoon and are looking for an easy hike through a variety of natural environments, take The River Trail north, then follow the Old Lodging Tra...
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