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In The Big Woods: FKT Routes in Minnesota

by | Apr 29, 2023 | Routes

Minnesota, with its Superior Hiking Trail and the Boundary Waters Wilderness, offers many FKT opportunities. Just 12 of the 46 routes and variations have posted women’s time, leaving 73.9% of the routes open for research and possible claiming.

In 2022, 6 of the 15 new FKTs were set by women, for 40% of the total.

If you want to set an FKT on a route that does not have a posted women’s FKT, you should search for known times on Strava and Google. 

Route NameDistance in milesElevation GainPosted Women's FKT?Best Women's Time
Eagle Mountain 3.4650No
Itasca Trail: One Way 6.1200No
Shingobee Connection Trail: One Way 6.9380No
Medicine Lake Loop 7.6482Yes1h 13m29s
Grand Portage Trail: One Way 8.41,119No
Norway Trail: One Way 8.5800No
Scenic State Park Loop 8.5470No
Herriman Lake Trails Loop 10.01,000No
Rush Creek Regional Trail: One Way 10.0200Yes1h 36m 53s
Itasca Trail: Out & Back 12.2396No
Rainy Lake Trail: One Way 12.6200
Angleworm Lake Trail 13.11,900No
Shingobee Connection Trail: Out & Back 13.8760No
Migizi Loop 14.0150No
Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail 14.6292Yes3h 7m 37s
Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail: One Way 15.9195Yes2h 31m 47s
Grand Portage Trail: Out & Back 16.81389No
Norway Trail: Out & Back 17.01600No
Cannon Valley Trail 19.2213No
Gateway State Trail 19.8390Yes2h 11m 7s
Rush Creek Regional Trail: Out & Back 20.0400No
Minnesota Lowest to Highest: One Way 21.02,200No
Snowbank Lake Loops: Snowbank Only 21.03,000No
Glacial Lakes State Trail22.0207No
Suomi Hills Redline 23.02,700No
Snowbank Lake Loops: Snowbank - Disappoinment24.61354Yes8h 5m 13s
Cut Foot Sioux National Recreation Trail 25.01,000No
Rainy Lake Trail: Out & Back 25.2400No
Douglas State Trail 26.2460Yes3h 56m54s
Snowbank Lake Loops: Snowbank - Old Pines30.44042No
Powwow Trail 30.92,641No
Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail: Out & Back 31.7928No
Sioux-Hustler Trail 34.82879No
Minnesota Lowest to Highest: Out & Back 36.83268No
Sakatah Singing Hills Trail 39.0515No
Kekekabic Trail 39.84875Yes12h 27m53s
Duluth Traverse 43.22,927Yes7h 19m39s
Lake Wobegon Trail 52.0No
Border Route Trail 64.610791Yes1d 4h31m 0s
Luce Line State Trail 66.8800Yes11h 17m 34s
Central Lakes & Lake Wobegon Trails 108.0915No
Boundary Waters Traverse 110.018,000No
Border Route Trail: Loop (Duathlon) 120.0No
Superior 200 204.031,000No
Arrowhead Trail: Double 270.0No
Superior Hiking Trail 290.438957Yes6d 12h 32m 0s
North Country Trail 4600.0No

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