Moon Take a Hike Minneapolis & St. Paul
Hikes within Two Hours of the Twin Cities
By Jake Kulju
First Edition, May 2009
Price: $17.95 USD
The landscape of Minneapolis and St. Paul is a mix of lakes, rivers, expansive wetlands, evergreen forests, and grassy prairies. Because of the abundance of scenery around the city, hiking in the Twin Cities is more than just a trek around the town. Hiking enthusiast and local Jake Kulju shows you the best hikes in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul. All hikes within the guide take less than 2 hours to reach by car, with details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead. Jake has compiled lists of his favorite hikes including:
• Best River Hikes
• Best Lake Hikes
• Best Historical Hikes
• Best Hikes for Families
• Best Metro Hikes
• Best Nature and Wildlife Hikes
Let Jake show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to the more advanced hikes. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From abundant lakes to bluff country, evergreen forests, and lowland areas, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Minneapolis & St. Paul.
Jake Kulju has been hiking Minnesota trails ever since he could tie the laces on a pair of hiking boots. He loves watching red-tailed hawks soaring over meadows, unearthing morel mushrooms, and picking wild blueberries in the areas that surround the Twin Cities. Whether hunting for crawfish on the banks of the Mississippi River, building campfires with driftwood and pine needles, or sleeping under the stars, Jake hardly lets the dust settle on a trail before he comes back for another visit. He believes that if you aren’t hiking a Minnesota trail, you probably should be.
Born in north-central Minnesota, Jake currently lives in St. Paul, where he has built a vocation around his love for the great northwoods. He writes a monthly hiking destination column for Outdoor Traditions magazine, and recounts many of his outdoor adventures in his “Reflections” column for the Voyageur Press of McGregor newspaper.