Hiking The Suomi Hills Trail

The 4th most popular hiking trail in Minnesota.

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North of Grand Rapids in the Suomi Hills Recreation Area, the Suomi Hills Trail is a 21 mile hilly backcountry trek weaving among lakes. The hiking route is through rugged, heavily timbered terrain with numerous lakes.

To reach the Southern Trailhead the intersection of US 2 and SR 38 in Grand Rapids, go north on SR 38 for 15 miles to a parking lot on the left.

Overall, Suomi Hills Trail is the 4th most popular hiking trail of all 31 hikes in Minnesota.

Suomi Hills 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:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS North Star CG; Birchmont Lodge (218) 751-1630; Beltrami Shores B&B (218) 586-2518

Luxury Loding:  A Place In The Woods (218) 586-2345

GPS:  47.4288, -93.6031

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/4/2016

ID:  6908

Suomi Hills Trail Hiking Map


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