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Minnesota Hiking Club Trails that you and your dog can hike all year round (including winter)

Glia and I joined the Minnesota State Park Hiking Club in December of 2019. This meant that our first official hiking club hikes all occurred in the winter when snow was on the trails. We purchased our hiking club kit at William O’Brien State Park, so we were excited to complete the hiking club trail […]

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Oberg Mountain Loop: A Day-Hike with Stunning Views along the Superior Hiking Trail

Fall has arrived in Minnesota, so this last weekend we went chasing the fall colors. Some of the most dramatic overlooks in Minnesota can be found along the shoreline of Lake Superior. So we loaded the car with our backpacking gear and started our drive north for a night of backpacking followed by a day-hike […]

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5 of the Best Dog-Friendly Hikes in Minnesota

Minnesota might not be known for great hiking like Colorado or Oregon are. But this land of 10,000 lakes still has thousands of miles of hiking trails to be discovered within the 51.2 million acres of land contained inside the state’s borders. And while not every trail is dog-friendly, most of them are. Interested in […]

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Bear and Bean Lake Loop: A Dog-Friendly Superior Hiking Trail Day Hike or Overnight Adventure

Looking for a nice loop trail on the dog-friendly Superior Hiking Trail? Then you need to check out the Bear and Bean Lake Loop. This trail is one of the most popular day hikes on the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT), and can easily be incorporated into an overnight backpacking trip. This 6.8-mile loop trail is […]

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7 of the Best Trails to Explore with Your Dog in the Minneapolis/St.Paul Metro Area

Over 50% of Minnesotans live within the 7 county region that locals call the Twin Cities. Named for the two central cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, this urban area is also home to a lot of dogs. So when these dogs want to hit the trails with their humans, where are the best spots […]

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The Minnesota Hiking Club: 68 Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails

Do you and your dog love to hike? Are you the type of hikers that like to explore a variety of trails? Do you enjoy setting goals for your hikes? If so, the Minnesota State Parks and Trail Hiking Club is perfect for you and your pup. What is the Minnesota State Parks and Trails […]

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Kate and Glia’s 52 Hike Challenge

It’s a new year and a new decade… so we had to set some new year’s resolutions this year. What better resolution for a girl and her dog than a hiking challenge! This year Glia and I are attempting to complete the 52 Hike Challenge. What is the 52 hike challenge you ask? The 52 […]

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A Dog-Friendly Winter Weekend at the North Shore’s MN State Parks

Frozen waterfalls, quiet trails, empty parking lots, and no mosquitoes. All of these features make Minnesota’s North Shore a fantastic dog-friendly winter road trip destination. The North Shore is one of Minnesota’s premier destinations year-round. For those not native to Minnesota, the North Shore is the area of Minnesota that runs from Duluth to Canada […]

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Frontenac State Park: Dog-Friendly Mississippi River Bluff Trails

Looking for some dog-friendly hiking with mildly strenuous bluff hikes and great Mississippi River views. Look no further than Frontenac State Park. There are a total of three Minnesota State parks on the Mississippi River border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. From north to south, these are Frontenac, John A Latsch, and Great River Bluffs. Our […]

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The Dog-Friendly Superior Hiking Trail: Gooseberry Falls to Castle Danger

Discover Minnesota’s premier backpacking trail, as we describe our dog-friendly backpacking trip along the Superior Hiking Trail from Gooseberry Falls to Castle Danger. The Superior Hiking Trail The Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) is the most well-known backpacking trail in Minnesota. The trail starts south of the city of Duluth and travels along the North Shore […]