Minnesota Hiking Clubs

Minnesota Hiking Clubs
Many Minnesota hiking clubs are composed of people concerned with specific trails. Other hiking clubs consist of a loosely organized group who enjoy planned hikes in locations around the state or in neighboring states. Some groups are for adults only and others allow family memberships. Planned hiking excursions range from beginner to advanced levels of fitness.

The Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club

The Rovers Club was founded in 1954. Their planned outings encompass hiking, biking, snowshoeing, canoeing and other outdoor activities. Individual members plan and lead outdoor activities like urban and wilderness hikes both in Minnesota and around the world.

The Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club
info@mnrovers.org

Kekekabic Trail Club

The Kekekabic Trail Club re-establishes and maintains trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest. The Club organizes trail-clearing trips as well as recreational and backpacking excursions.

Kekekabic Trail Club
309 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(615) 254-9885 or (800) 818-HIKE
info@kek.org

North Country Trail Association

The North Country Trail will extend across seven states from New York to North Dakota. The Minnesota chapters are the Itasca Moraine, Star of the North, Laurentian Lakes and Arrowhead Chapters. Individual local chapters set up trail clearing days and recreational hikes on their portions of the North Country Trail as well as work together and plan joint events.

North Country Trail Association
229 E. Main St.
Lowell, MI 49331
(616) 897-5987
northcountrytrail.org

Superior Hiking Trail Association

This association maintains the 248-mile Superior Hiking Trail. Sign up in advance to help with trail construction or clearing. The SHTA also plans public outings and guided hikes on segments of the trail throughout the year. The association maintains a store and office in Two Harbors.

Superior Hiking Trail Association
731 7th Ave., P.O. Box 4
Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-2700
hike@shta.org

Minneapolis Hiking Club (Minnehikers)

One of the oldest hiking clubs in Minnesota, the Minnehikers had their beginning in 1920 when the Minneapolis Park System administrators formed the group. The Club plans short hikes under 3 miles in length at various sites around the Twin Cities. A club member can anticipate two or three hikes a week, sometimes outside of the Twin Cities area.

Minneapolis Hiking Club (Minnehikers)
2117 W. River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 230-6481
dhill@minneapolisparks.org

Saint Paul Hiking Club

The Saint Paul Hiking Club has been organizing group hikes since 1921 around Minnesota's capital city. Members are at least 18 years old. Three to five mile hikes are done on Tuesdays and Sundays year-round. Some hikes are around residential areas and others are nature hikes.


Saint Paul Hiking Club
(651) 693-4412
publicity@stpaulhike.org

Liking Hiking

Liking Hiking is a loosely organized club based in southeastern Minnesota. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join in any hike, which ranges from short and easy beginner hikes to hill-climbing cardio-workouts. The group plans one or two hikes per month in southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and west-central Wisconsin. The pace of each hike is set by any children present.

Liking Hiking
likinghikingmn@yahoo.com

Barefoot Hikers of Minnesota

This hiking club was formed in 2003 and is affiliated with other barefoot hiking groups around the world. The group hikes once a month from May through October. Hikes are planned for beginning barefoot hikers to those who have experience hiking barefoot for longer distances and on rougher terrain.

Barefoot Hikers of Minnesota
info@bfhikersmn.org

Article Written By Sandra Petersen

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