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The Best Hiking in Minneapolis

Looking for the best hiking 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 hiking spots in and near Minneapolis

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail and Pillsbury Islands

    1.69 mi / 98 ft gain
    St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail and Pillsbury Islands is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Nicollet and Boom Islands

    2.13 mi / 112 ft gain
    Nicollet and Boom Islands is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Mississippi Gorge Trail

    3.19 mi / 72 ft gain
    Mississippi Gorge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Roseville, Minnesota

    Diagonal Trail

    4.74 mi / 190 ft gain
    Diagonal Trail is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Golden Valley, Minnesota

    Wirth Lake Loop

    2.84 mi / 236 ft gain
    Wirth Lake Loop is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Golden Valley, Minnesota.
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  • Golden Valley, Minnesota

    Luce Line Trail

    75.77 mi / 1276 ft gain
    Luce Line Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Golden Valley, Minnesota

    Theodore Wirth Loop

    3.06 mi / 374 ft gain
    Theodore Wirth Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Golden Valley, Minnesota.
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  • Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Mississippi Gorge Loop Trail

    5.63 mi / 433 ft gain
    Mississippi Gorge Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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  • Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Hike to Shadow Falls

    4.0
    0.4 mi
    This easy and accessible hike takes you to a nice little waterfall within a ravine. From the parking lot, walk over to the River Overlook, then continue along the trail to the falls. The trail will drop you down to the base of the falls, where you can walk behind the curtain of water. The flow is...
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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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  • Golden Valley, Minnesota

    Theodore Wirth MTB Trail

    5.23 mi / 449 ft gain
    Theodore Wirth MTB Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Golden Valley, Minnesota.
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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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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Lake Nokomis Trail

    2.55 mi / 102 ft gain
    Lake Nokomis Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Minnehaha Falls

    4.1
    0.73 mi / 128 ft gain
    Named after a legendary Native American princess, Minnehaha Creek cascades over a cliff in these dramatic falls just minutes from the downtowns of both Minneapolis and St. Paul. A favorite place for summer picnickers, the falls are beautiful all year long. They are strongest in June after the Spr...
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  • Saint Anthony, Minnesota

    Silverwood Park Loop

    1.46 mi / 98 ft gain
    Silverwood Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Columbia Heights, Minnesota.
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Minnehaha Creek Trail

    1.92 mi / 213 ft gain
    Minnehaha Creek Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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