Hiking Minnesota (Pukite) Guide Book

by John Pukite (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Minnesota Pukite  by John Pukite

280pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1560445653

Here are 87 great hikes all across Minnesota, with many easy to moderate day hikes & a some remote & rugged multi-day trips too. This guide covers the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, numerous state parks and forests and even 14 hikes in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

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Trails from the "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 87.
... Preview: Hike from the shore of the Saint Croix River up a densely wooded ravine to the bluff tops, for prairies and overlooks of the river valley. The hike: The nearby town of Afton, and for that matter Afton ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Afton, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Hiking on high ridges that border a long narrow lake, featuring scenic overlooks on high bedrock ridges and big red and white pine old-growth forests. The loop around Angleworm Lake has everything you ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Ely, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: A vigorous looping trail that goes through a spruce bog (you won't get you feet wet), and then alongside three scenic lakes. Astrid Lake Trail is located outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wildern ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Buyck, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This 6,000-acre park is named for the former town of Banning, which was once located along the shores of the Kettle River. In its prime this town housed over five hundred stone cutters who drilled and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Sandstone, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: City of Red Wing. Hike up the steep bluff overlooking the backwaters of the Mississippi and downtown Red Wing. Special attractions: The Mississippi River, rock climbing, and overlooks of the city. From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Red Wing, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: North of Ely on Echo Trail. A hike around Bass Lake, which goes from a high overlook above the lake to lakeshore, and to a quaint cascade. Special attractions: Dry Falls (it does have water), overlook ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Ely, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A day hike to the bluffs and overlooks 300 feet above these 2 alpine-like lakes, with scenic vistas of the two lakes and camping along their shores. This short section of the Superior Hiking Trail lie ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Silver Bay, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: West of Caledonia. A quick hike up the switchbacks of a bluff overlooking Beaver Creek valley. Special attractions: overlooks, birding, trout fishing, Big Spring, and Schech's Mill nearby. From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Caledonia, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: When French explorers first came to the area known as Minnesota, this is one of the regions that impressed them enough to give it a name, Couteau des Prairies, or “Highlands of the Prairies.” And the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Luverne, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A short hike on a floating boardwalk passing through a wide variety of wetlands, featuring wildflowers and carnivorous plants, as well as birds and other wildlife. The Bog Walk might be one of the eas ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Orr, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Easy interpretive trail that drops to the root River and climbs again to give an educational tour of the woods. The Brightsdale is a 900-acre management unit of the Dorer Hardwood State Forest located ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Lanesboro, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: A good hiking trail circling a plateau's upper edge, giving vistas of the Mississippi River valley to the east and a picturesque farm valley to the west. The unit has only 761 acres, but it covers a n ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Winona, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: East of Moorhead. A hike along the meandering Buffalo River to one of the premier prairies left in Minnesota. (The Bluestem Prairie Scientific and Natural Area borders the park's southern boundary). S ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Moorhead, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Southwest of Marshall. The trails loop around the park, descending into the Redwood River valley and topping off onto a large open prairie. Special attractions: Scenic vistas, cool refreshing river va ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Marshall, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: A scenic and strenuous day hike going to the overlook of Rose Lake or a short trip to the first overlook at Bearskin Lake 0.25 mile up the trail. Many overlooks, including an amazing view of the cliff ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Grand Marais, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: An easy hike through open meadows, forests, and wetlands with prime wildlife and bird habitat. A Nature Center with many family-oriented activities. Wetlands are some of the most productive ecosystems ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Victoria, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Between Grand Marais and Lutsen. A rugged loop around Cascade River visiting the namesake cascades, high overlooks, and riverside cedar forests. Special attractions: Waterfall and cascades, overlooks ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Lutsen, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: A quiet riverside park with overlooks above the Crow River and a sizable Bluestem prairie. Crow–Hassan Park Reserve sits nestled along the meandering Crow River. About a quarter of the park’s 2,600 ac ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Rogers, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A trail accessible only by boat. The rough trail runs upon bedrock, by beaver dams and up to a high ridge above Cruiser Lake. Voyageurs National Park’s thirty lakes occupy some 38 percent of the park’ ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
International Falls, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: A wilderness hike past a waterfall to the deep granite gorge of Devil's Cascade. Devil’s Cascade Trail is a short section of the much longer 26-mile Sioux–Hustler Loop (which is a multi-day backpackin ... From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Buyck, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 11