Hiking The North Country Trail

The 3rd most popular hiking trail in Minnesota.

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Near Cass Lake in the Chippewa National Forest, a 68 mile stretch of the North Country Trail passes through the Chippewa National Forest. The west end is 5 miles west of Walker and the est end is nine mile east of Remer. The hiking trail threads around numerous lakes, wetlands and hardwood forests. While the eastern portion is flat, the western section is rolling.

Overall, North Country Trail is the 3rd most popular hiking trail of all 31 hikes in Minnesota.

North Country Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  CNF (218) 385-8600; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700; Bemidji Tourism (800) 458-2223.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Minnesota" from Mary Jo Mosher

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

GPS:  47.0664, -94.7329

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

ID:  6907

North Country Trail Hiking Map


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