Pack some trail mix and head out on a hike with your whole family. Thanks to our friends at AllTrails, we’ve got the scoop on the very best kid-friendly hiking trails in Minneapolis. Fresh air, great views and easy trails—what could be better? Keep reading to check them out.

photo: Brianna Stevenski/AllTrails

Pike Island Loop

Pike Island Loop is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Saint Paul, Minnesota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.7 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Elizabeth Taylor/AllTrails

Minnehaha Creek Trail

Minnehaha Creek Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Minneapolis, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Christine Tharseo/AllTrails

Crosby Farm Park

Crosby Farm Park is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mendota, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Erica Calefi/AllTrails

Winchell Trail

Winchell Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Minneapolis, Minnesota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Anya Point/AllTrails

Battle Creek Trail

Battle Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saint Paul, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Barbara J/AllTrails

Langston Lake Loop

Langton Lake Loop is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Roseville, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Myrna Sitrin/AllTrails

Dakota Rail Regional Trail

Dakota Rail Regional Trail is a 27.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Maple Plain, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 27.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: JL NotHere/AllTrails

Lone Lake Trail

Lone Lake Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hopkins, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Jesse Taavola/AllTrails

Mud Lake Loop

Mud Lake Loop is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Osseo, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Scott Davidson/AllTrails

Quaking Bog Loop

Quaking Bog Loop is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Minneapolis, Minnesota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy