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Crosby Manitou State Park trails

Want to hike by yourself? This is the quiet North Shore State Park, 14 miles from Highway 61 and the bustle of the lake shore. You will find excellent, but moderate to more difficult hiking trails, an outhouse and picnic area, and campsites. For amenities, return to Tettegouche State Park. The feature of this park is the deep woods feel and the Manitou River with its’ craggy valley. Take a look at the map and choose some loops. I like taking the Yellow Birch Trail to Misquah, popping up the spur trail to the overlook, then following the river south to the first intersection and returning to Benson Lake along the Cedar Ridge Trail. After a picnic, Take the Humpback Trail to the River and return on the Middle Trail, taking advantage of the short spur to another overlook. Bring water and bug spray. Enjoy the solitude.

At mile marker 59.5, drive north on MN Hwy 1 for 7 miles, then east on Co Rd 7 to park entrance. Alternately, at mile marker 65.2, frive north on Co Rd 6 for 7miles, then east on Co Rd 7 for 7 miles.

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