Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. On-going operational updates will be posted here (https://www.fs.fed.us/shutdown) as we are able to provide them.

 

Hiking

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NEW: Jackson Ranger District Hiking Guide 2016 

Share the Roads & Trails 

Thread Lightly on roads and water informational flyer

Backpacking Tips for hiking in the Forest

Hiking is a very popular activity in the Forest. Make sure you are prepared before you head out and when in doubt always reschedule or turn back on your hike. 

Stop invasive species in your tracks! 

Working with a group of interagency partners, has launched PlayCleanGo, an education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationalists. The goal is to encourage outdoor recreation while protecting valuable natural resources. The objective is to slow or stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species (those that occur on land) through changes in public behavior. The campaign is designed to foster active participation in actions designed to interrupt recreational pathways of spread for invasive species. PlayCleanGo promotes awareness, understanding, and cooperation by providing a clear call to action to be informed, attentive and accountable for stopping the spread of terrestrial invasive species.

*The PlayCleanGo website is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/btnf/recreation/hiking