Itasca State Park

Lake George, Minnesota

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This is the place where the continental glaciers of the last great ice age decided to leave a significant footprint. It is the place where the Mississippi River begins as a tiny stream, later to grow into one of the world’s mightiest rivers. Thirty-three miles of hiking trails loop through Itasca State Park’s wilderness, and when you’ve finished exploring the park on foot, there’s a lot more to do within the park’s boundaries including boating, biking, rollerblading, fishing, and listening to live music.
Hiking Minnesota

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Hiking Minnesota

by Mary Jo Mosher & Kristine Mosher (Falcon Guides)

This is the place where the continental glaciers of the last great ice age decided to leave a significant footprint. It is the place where the Mississippi River begins as a tiny stream, later to grow into one of the world’s mightiest rivers.

Thirty-three miles of hiking trails loop through Itasca State Park’s wilderness, and when you’ve finished exploring the park on foot, there’s a lot more to do within the park’s boundaries including boating, biking, rollerblading, fishing, and listening to live music.

© 2009 Mary Jo Mosher & Kristine Mosher/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Lake George
Distance: 5.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,520 feet
Top Elevation: 1,610 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Itasca State Park, Park Rapids, MN; (218) 266-2100; Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN; (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367 (only in MN); www.mnstateparks.info
Local Maps: USGS Lake Itasca
Driving Directions: Directions to Itasca State Park

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