Minnesota Trails

Sletten Lake

Waking up to Sletten Lake in Superior National Forest, Minnesota

Minnesota, located in the Midwest region of the U.S., is primarily comprised of gently rolling plains, while the northern part of the state is rugged.

During the Ice Age, the state was covered entirely by glaciers, which left behind a hilly, rocky landscape dotted with thousands of freshwater lakes, rivers and streams. 

The state is home to Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, located in Minnesota's Superior National Forest, which is a great spot for paddling, canoeing and fishing.

The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking Minnesota.