Giants Ridge Bike Park & Scenic Chairlift Rides will be closed 5/25-5/27. Due to the trail conditions after the rainfall we have received in the past 7 days.


Hiking at Giants Ridge

Date: May 9, 2023
Category: Other

Explore Some of the Most Underrated Trails in Minnesota

Giants Ridge has outdoor adventures beyond your wildest dreams all year round. With so many award-winning attractions, our six hiking trails at Giants Ridge are too often overlooked. Take a stroll through the Superior National Forest and scenic alpine mountains. The Mesabi Trail is an excellent hiking and biking trail that goes through Giants Ridge and was voted by the Star Tribune as Best Rural Bike Trail in Minnesota. 


For breathtaking views in Minnesota, you can check out our Wynne Lake Vista and Ridgeview Overlook lift-served trails. You can combine our Northface and Sleeping Giant trails into one loop for an extended hiking journey in the Minnesota Northlands. 


Plan your trip today to Giants Ridge and explore some of the most underrated hiking trails in the MN Northlands!

5 Tips for Your Hiking Trip in Minnesota

1. Check the Weather Forecast Before a Hiking Trip in Minnesota

The Minnesota weather can vary dramatically by the day and even the hour. Before heading out, check the weather forecast

2. Pack the Essentials

Pack the essentials such as water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and first aid in a backpack. Sun protection protects your skin from premature aging and skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology Association suggests sunscreen should be water-resistant, broad spectrum, and at least SPF 30. You can also find clothing with sun protection! Coolibar has many stylish sun protection clothing and is based in Minnesota. 

3. Choose the Right Shoes for Hiking in Minnesota

It’s important you have the right shoes for hiking in the Minnesota Northlands. Check out the best five hiking shoes that Gear Lab tested in actual-world conditions. The Gear Lab researchers tested the most popular hiking shoes by walking at least 20 miles per pair.

4. Don’t Let Your Phone Die

You’ll want to ensure your phone is fully charged before your trip in Minnesota. There will be many stunning sights on the Giants Ridge hiking trails you’ll want to take pictures of. It’s also important to have access to your phone in an emergency. Bringing a portable charger battery is also a great way to make sure your phone stays charged.

5. Plan Your MN Hiking Adventure

Look at the different Giants Ridge trails ahead of time to familiarize yourself with the area and plan which trails you want to explore. Printing out and downloading Trail Forks is also a great idea in case you lose cell service. 

Explore the Giants Ridge hiking trails for an underrated hiking adventure in Minnesota!