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Minnesota backpacking and backpacking trails

Experience the beauty of nature and explore the many trails in Minnesota Forests

Minnesota food back packing There are many trails for backpacking in Minnesota. The best hiking and backpacking trails are found in the State Parks and forests. The largest of these trails are in the Chippewa and Superior national forests. The following are some of the most popular backpacking and Hiking trails in the State.

One very popular backpacking trail is in the George H. Crosby Manitou State Park. It has several waterfalls throughout the steep canyon surrounded by lush forests. The trails are steep to walk but offer fantastic views for those resilient enough to climb them. This is the place to watch wild animals like moose, deer, bears and wolves roam.

Superior Hiking is another very popular trail which starts in Duluth and goes all the way to the Canadian border. It is 275 miles long and follows the ridge along Lake Superior, passing through forests of pine, fir, and cedar trees. Itís a place to walk and marvel at the beautiful landscape and breathe the abundant fresh air. Here you will explore the forests, the sharp edged Mountains, fast waterfalls, and a great variety of wildlife. The path climbs more than 1000 feet from its lowest point, making it a challenging but exciting course for many hikers.

The footpath is for hiking only and no vehicles, bikes or horses are allowed. There are more than 80 campsites along the trail providing ideal places for hikers and other travelers to rest and enjoy their trip.

This park not only has great backpacking trails, it has more than 200 species of rare plants and flowers which are inspiring to experience. When backpacking here, you will also discover the Buffalo River that runs through the park in all its beauty.

This trail is 18 miles long and is paved for year-round hiking, biking and skating. It is also used for winter sports like cross country skiing, and passes through the town of Preston. It crosses the Root River Trail and finally reaches the town of Harmony. The trail has two parts, the Northern Trail and Southern trail. The Northern trail passes through Watson Creek while the Southern trail passes through Root River, and Camp Creek, into the woodlands and then on to an old railroad grade.

There are many interesting wildlife species in this park too. These include the prairie chickens, godwits, Red foxes, badgers, coyotes and many more. The most interesting animal in the park are the beavers that can be seen building dams along the river. They are truly amazing with their skill and ingenuity.

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