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Looking for some new hiking trails to enjoy with your dog? You’re in the right place, especially if you are located in the upper Midwest region of the United States (like we are).
Keep scrolling to find a list of dog-friendly hiking trails organized by state or country. If you are interested in dog-friendly hiking trails in or around national parks, head over to our national parks page.
Total of 23 miles of hiking trails, including:
- High Falls Trail: 1.5 miles one way
- Shovel Point Trail: 0.6 miles one-way
- Mount Baldy: 3.5 mile loop
This is a 65-mile trail through the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. There are some smaller loops that can be made via connections with other trails.
This 310-mile trail runs from the Minnesota-Wisconsin border south of Duluth to the Minnesota-Canada border.
Consider hiking one of these recommended loops if you aren’t ready to thru-hike the entire trail. (Loops are made by connecting the main trail with spur trails.)
Hiking trails to be listed soon.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Total of 90 miles of hiking trails, including:
- The Escarpment Trail: 4.3 miles one way
- Presque Isle River Loop: 2.3 miles round trip
- Union Mine Interpretive Trail: 1-mile round trip
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Total of over 60 miles of hiking trails, including:
- Talus Lake Trail: ~2.5 miles one way (after hiking to the start of this trail)
- The Chest Trail: ~0.6 mile one-way spur trail
- The Top of the Giant Trail: ~1.7 mile spur trail
*We are still working on organizing and adding trails to this page, so below are all of our blog posts currently posted in our hiking trails category. Some of them are listed above, while others are not yet.
- Best Dog-Friendly Backpacking in the Upper Midwest
- Explore the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness with your Dog
- A Dog-Friendly Adventure in Canada: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
- Exploring White Sands National Park with your Dog
- Tettegouche State Park: One of Minnesota’s Best Dog-Friendly Fall Hikes
- 3 Dog-friendly Hiking Trails in the Southwestern Corner of MN
- The Border Route Trail: Dog-Friendly Backpacking in MN’s Boundary Waters
- Hiking Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch with your Dog
- 15 Fantastic Thru-Hikes that Allow Dogs in the United States
- Thru-Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail with Your Dog
- How to Find Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in the United States
- Minnesota Hiking Club Trails that you and your dog can hike all year round (including winter)
- Oberg Mountain Loop: A Day-Hike with Stunning Views along the Superior Hiking Trail
- 5 of the Best Dog-Friendly Hikes in Minnesota
- Bear and Bean Lake Loop: A Dog-Friendly Superior Hiking Trail Day Hike or Overnight Adventure
- 7 of the Best Trails to Explore with Your Dog in the Minneapolis/St.Paul Metro Area
- The Minnesota Hiking Club: 68 Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails
- Kate and Glia’s 52 Hike Challenge
- A Dog-Friendly Winter Weekend at the North Shore’s MN State Parks
- Frontenac State Park: Dog-Friendly Mississippi River Bluff Trails
- The Dog-Friendly Superior Hiking Trail: Gooseberry Falls to Castle Danger
- Bring your Dog to Banning State Park: The Perfect Day-Hike Destination
- The Washington County (MN) Parks Pass – Is it worth it for dog owners?
- 5 Great Dog-Friendly State Parks in Southeastern Minnesota
- Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Rochester, MN
- 5 Dog-Friendly MN State Park Hikes along the St. Croix River
- Hiking with Dogs at William O’Brien State Park
- 3 Dog-Friendly Frozen Waterfalls within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities
- A Dog-Friendly Guide to Banning State Park: Winter Edition
- 7 Great Dog-Friendly Hiking Locations in the Twin Cities East Metro
- 5 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in La Crosse, WI
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