Itasca State Park

Lake George, Minnesota 56458

Itasca State Park

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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."

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Trail Information

Lake George
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 hours
1,520 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,610 feet
Top Elevation
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);
Local Contacts
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