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Explore Minnesota: Camping, Kayaking, and more: Hiking & Backpacking

This guide will help navigate you toward resources in our collection that will get you more in touch with nature.

Overview of Hiking and Backpacking

Like to trek around outside? If you need to navigate through the wilderness, explore these resources. There are general and area-specific books on hiking depending on where you are headed. 

Guides and Books for Hiking and Backpacking in MN

Gentle Hikes of Minnesota's North Shore

Some of the best scenery in Minnesota is along Lake Superior. Use this book to find great hikes under three miles. It's ideal for anyone with limited time in the area, senior citizens, families with small children and people with physical challenges.

Hiking the North Shore

Naturalist and North Shore expert Andrew Slade details 50 of the top day hikes along inland ridges and the Lake Superior shoreline. You'll savor these beautiful routes as the author guides you through his favorite locales of the region.

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