Hiking/Walking

Hiking/Walking

Does your idea of a good time involve lacing up the old hiking boots and grabbing the walking stick? Whether you're looking for a quick outing during your lunch break or a four-day trek, you're sure to find a trail in our County that you'll want to explore.

These trails are maintained by various public agencies and private volunteer groups. Please use the contact information provided for answers to any questions you may have.

For more details, see the links below...

  • Fish Hatchery Recreation Trail

    The Fish Hatchery Recreation Trail is a 1.1 mile paved recreation trail that follows the Pelican River from the western shores of Detroit Lake to Lake Sallie at Dunton Locks County Park.

    Contact Information:
    Becker County Parks and Recreation
    200 State St E
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    218-846-2612
  • Richwood Road Recreation Trail

    The Richwood Road Recreation Trail parallels Co. Hwy. 21 to North Tower Road. This 1 mile paved trail provides walkers and bikers in the northern areas of Detroit Lakes quick access to the heart of the city.

    Contact Information:
    Becker County Highway Dept
    200 State St E
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    218-847-4463
    jdolson@co.becker.mn.us
  • Lakeside Recreation Trail

    The Lakeside Recreation Trail offers a magnificent view of Big Detroit Lake which includes a local historical marker. The paved 1.25 mile recreation trail runs from North Shore Drive to East Shore Drive along the frontage road and US Hwy 10.

    Contact Information:
    Detroit Lakes Public Works
    507 Front St E
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    218-847-4637
    bgreen@lakesnet.net
  • Sucker Creek Preserve

    Sucker Creek Preserve is a 64-acre northern hardwood preserve near the city of Detroit Lakes. The 1/2 mile paved trail leads to a 110 seat amphitheater.

    Contact Information:
    Detroit Lakes Public Works
    507 Front St E
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    218-847-4637
    bgreen@lakesnet.net
  • Dunton Locks County Park

    For the nature lover, Dunton Locks has 3.8 miles of natural surface hiking/mountain biking/cross country ski trails located on the hills above the Eagles Picnic Shelter and along the shores between Lake Sallie and Muskrat Lake, south of the bridge. The northern trails wind through hardwood forested hills once a gathering spot for the Sioux Indians. Remnants of Indian burial mounds are still present throughout the park. In fact, much of the park area was a gathering area for netting tulabies, camping, and trading. The southern trails also wind through rolling, wooded terrain, however much of the trails are located on private land owned by the Soo Pass Ranch. This land is used for camping during the several music festivals the Soo Pass Ranch holds each year.

    Contact Information:
    Becker County Parks and Recreation
    200 State St E
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    218-846-2612
  • Mountain View Recreation Area

    The 3 miles of natural surface trails at Mountain View Recreation Area wind their way through a mature, mixed hardwood forest. The trails are wide and offer several different loop options. Be aware that these trails are used for horseback riding as well as hiking in the summer months, and cross-country skiing in the winter. Separate single-track mountain bike/snowshoe trails are also being developed within the recreation area and will cross the hiking/equestrian/x-c skiing trails at various locations. Parking for 10-15 vehicles is located along Tower Road.

    Contact Information:
    Becker County Parks and Recreation
    200 State St E
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    218-846-2612
  • North Country Scenic Hiking Trail

    Spanning seven states and over 4,600 miles (60 miles within Becker County), the North Country Hiking Trail is the longest hiking path in the United States. Take a day, take a weekend, spend the summer, or hike the entire route. The path between North Dakota and New York is right out your back door.

    Contact Information:
    Laurentian Lakes Chapter of NCTA
    c/o Ray Vlasak
    46522 Wildwood Trail
    Ponsford, MN 56575
    218-573-3797
    highpines@arvig.net
    www.northcountrytrail.org/llc