A huge variety of hikes present themselves to visitors at Itasca State Park. From strolls along the gentle, mile-long path that follows the Mississippi River, to excursions on the 20 mi. long Paul Bunyan Route, there's something for every fitness level and constitution. You can hike part of Minnesota's Pine to Prairie Birding Trail, or stop off in the towns of Hackensack, Pine River, and Pequot Lakes. Hike, bike, or snowmobile your way to stunning scenery and engaging cultural events.
Almost 10,000 acres of parkland unfold here, revealing waterfalls (including the state's highest) and points of historical interest, interrupted by swathes of whispering hardwood forest. Hike 23 mi. of trails of various difficulty levels, and 12 mi. on the Superior Hiking Trail. You'll find idyllic beaches on the lakeside in summer, and snowshoeing opportunities in the winter.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails accompany hiking and biking trails in this spectacular state park. Come and discover historic sites and see several waterfalls on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail. Flame colored forests crown pinnacles of rock along the Superior National Forest Trail. During migration season, you can observe hawks flying by at the Skibo Vista Scenic Overlook.