North Dakota

North Central Minnesota

Section

Otter Tail/Becker county line to US-2 in Grand Rapids.

This segment traverses North Central Minnesota’s glacially scoured landscape, which features many lakes, abundant wetlands and flat-to-rolling topography covered with a mix of coniferous and deciduous trees. It also features urban hiking on multi-use trails through the Cities of Cohasset and Grand Rapids.  This section is lightly used and offers superb backpacking and day hiking opportunities without the crowds.

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Mileage

196 miles (165 off-road, 32 on-road)

Need to Know

Dispersed camping is generally allowed except within Itasca, Greenwater Lake Scientific and Natural Area, and Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, but designated backcountry campsites are provided.

Trail Towns

Frazee
Walker