Kid-Level Backpacking Trips

Here are some kid friendly places to backpack.


 Siloam Springs

Weldon Springs

Superior Hiking Trail
  • Web:
  • Location:  MN, North Shore of Lake Superior from Duluth to Canada
  • Bean and Bear Lake Loop
    • Length:  6.2 miles, camp half way
    • Terrain:  steep hills, cliff overlooks.
    • Comments:  
      • Lots to keep the kids amused.
      • Spur from main trail to campsite is steep and rocky - consider staying at "rest stop" along main trail. 
      • Latrines at all camp sites
    • Backpacking with Boo Trip Report 
Maplewood State Park
  • Web:
  • Location: Maplewood Township. East of Furgus Falls, North of Alexandria, about 3/4 of the way to Fargo from the Twin Cities
  • Length:  as little as 0.4 miles, or longer if you make complicated (I think we went 4.5 miles in?)
  • Terrain: rolling hills, wooded and prairie. Lots of lakes. 
  • Comments:
    • 3 nice walk-in campsites with latrines, firewood
    • Check in with ranger
    • Share most trails with horses
    • Park map has contour lines!
  • Backpacking with Boo Trip Report 


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