Best Backpacking in Minnesota

This list represents the most popular backpacking in Minnesota. Use this list to plan your next Minnesota backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. The Superior Hiking Trail


According to Backpacker magazine, Minnesota’s Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) ranks as one of the 10 best hiking trails in the country and one of the top 10 in the world—placing it in league with the Appa…
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota"
Two Harbors, MN - Backpacking, Hiking - 175 miles Best Trail in mn - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Pow Wow Trail


A long multi-day wilderness hike to remote rocky lakes. Hiking here is like going back in time to the stone age—at least that is the feeling I got hiking among the harsh bedrock lakes with intriguing…
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)"
Isabella, MN - Backpacking, Hiking - 26 miles Best Trail in mn - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Voyageurs National Park: Kabetogama Peninsula to Williams Lake


With a thousand islands and countless passages, this little-visited treasure is a watery maze. Here’s the way in—and out.…
From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
International Falls, MN - Backpacking, Hiking - 65 miles
Published by Falcon Guides