Shingobee Recreation Area

Walker, Minnesota

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A roller coaster course passing nest to the Shingobee River and a section of the North Country Trail. Shingobee Recreational Area is a multi-purpose trail system where cross-country ski trails are converted to mountain biking and hiking trails during the summer. Shingobee is located near two other trails: the Heartland Bike Trail, a converted railroad grade about 1 mile to the northeast, and the North Country Trail (NCT). The NCT passes through the eastern half of the area heading directly east along the Shingobee River. This trail has a section to the north called the Old Pines in which the trail passes under a scattering of tall white pines.
Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)

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Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)

by John Pukite (Falcon Guides)

A roller coaster course passing nest to the Shingobee River and a section of the North Country Trail. Shingobee Recreational Area is a multi-purpose trail system where cross-country ski trails are converted to mountain biking and hiking trails during the summer.

Shingobee is located near two other trails: the Heartland Bike Trail, a converted railroad grade about 1 mile to the northeast, and the North Country Trail (NCT). The NCT passes through the eastern half of the area heading directly east along the Shingobee River. This trail has a section to the north called the Old Pines in which the trail passes under a scattering of tall white pines.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Walker
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Local Contacts: Walker Ranger District, Chippewa National Forest, 218-335-2283
Local Maps: Forest Service trail map, USGS quads: Akeley and Walker.
Driving Directions: Directions to Shingobee Recreation Area

Recent Trail Reviews

4/15/2009
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It was awesome to hike here while the ice melted off the lake. http://babyhikes.blogspot.com/2009/04/false-alarm-in-chipewa-national-forest.html


9/3/2007
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Shingobee is a day hike area just west of Walker, MN. The trails are mostly easy with a few steep grades. The North Country Trail travels through the recreation area. Trails are mowed during the summer, groomed during the winter.



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Apr 2018