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Dr. Roberts Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bagley, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 150 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

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Photos (20)
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Completed (102)
Steve Leen
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Not sure why this was rated as high as it is. The map made it look like there was a walk along the lake for a lot of it but there wasn’t much to see since it was so overgrown. Almost a half was very overgrown that if it was wet out your legs would be soaked. Bug spray needed too and pretty muddy in some spots.

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Carlos Figari
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Mosquitoes were at an all you can eat buffet with 20 minutes left 'till close. They were ruthless. Great trail and views. But bring a face net, long sleeve, and a gallon of DEET.

Dorota Kopczyk
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Hiking

Pretty buggy in July. Cool cabin.

Donald Simonson
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Great trail to hike as this is a hiking club trail. Come prepared to battle the mosquitos! They are horrible out there. Wear long sleeves and pants and something to cover your face. This is very secluded and starts out around the Douglas Lodge.

Justin Perreault
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Corbin Heimsness
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HikingIcySnow

Fun quick trail, pup loved it too. Great views of the lakes and I enjoyed the elevation changes. Will go again!

Aubrey Meyer
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SnowshoeingSnow

Narrow trail but good for dog on leash + snowshoes. Few hills but manageable, well groomed. Fun on a 20 degree day!

Matthew Coumbe
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Hiked in mid October...fun little trail. best hiked in August if you enjoy eating wild raspberries and blackberries

Diane Merrill
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HikingBugs

It’s absolutely beautiful, but wear big juice and netting over face good idea too. It’s nice to take lunch with and sit by the lake about 1/2 way. I’m 69 and can do it easily.

Lisa Sanger
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HikingBugs

Bug spray. Bug Spray Bug spray. No water access but pretty. YOU could even run this but watch your step. Has some hills. We did take our 2 and 4 yrs old with us and the 4 yr old did this like a champ. Not well marked but it is near the Deer trail entrance. But over all was fun and took us under an hour to walk. is about 2.01

Scott Tewksbury
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Hiking

Overgrown and buggy, no guides to markers for interpretive signs.

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Kristina Egoroff
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HikingSnow

We went in April. The trail was covered in snow but well worth it!

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Va Vang
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Beautiful views.

Adam Chambers
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Hiking

Great trail. Lush vegetation. Nice lake views. At a little over 2 miles and a bit of up and down it was a good test for young kids’ (3-5 years) hiking endurance.

Liz Erickson
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Great views, but parts of the trail were becoming overgrown in July. Great hike with some hills.

Dan Kuntz
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Hiking

Nice relaxing trail that takes you past an old log cabin made from very large timber. Many nature markers along the trail that I wish we had the secret decoder ring for so we would have known why they were there.

Tracey Sandoval
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Hiking

Went with 4 adults and 4 kids ages 10 and 6 and everyone had a great time. Took a little under an hour. Near a gift shop and little history center.

Jenna Laursen
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Hiking

Beautiful views! Easy trail to hike, my dogs loved it.

JD Courage
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The loop trail shown is called the "Dr. Roberts Trail." It is a nice, moderate hike through the woods and along a lake. The 2-mile loop makes it just the right length for a family with kids.

Cindy Ludgate
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Paddle sports

Itasca lake was incredibly clear with lots of birds. The terns dive bombing into the water was a hoot to watch and the trumpeter swans were breathtaking. Several other birds were spotted as well. I never stopped hearing multiple birds chirping.

Jenna Fischer
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful during the fall! Can pick difficulty depending on trail.

Andrew Springer
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Hiking

Itasca State Park is a great place. There are trails that are easy and short and their are trails that are longer and get you out to some real forest. I went last October that the color of the leaves are fantastic. The Mississippi River head water though not really hiking is really fun to see

Chris Joseph
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Paddle sports

Great Place to camp

Peter Dombrowsky
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Hiking

Great environment to experience. I went during this time of year as the numbers of wildflowers in the woodland areas is at it's greatest. The Haptica, False Solomn Seal and Trilium were at thier best. Many photo opportunities with the wildflowers and the vistas found along the trial. Following the North Country trail adds a historic perspective the can be brought time the journey. Adding this dimension lends itself to extending the journey to the next legs of the trial. Woeth while visit on this section of the trial. Itasca Park as a whole is a treasure to the State Park system and deserves a longer visit to see the diversity and history that abounds in the park.

David Muhs
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Hiking

Hiked many trails here. Nicollet Trail-The best in the park. Lots of small lakes. Some demanding terrain. Beautiful lake at the end.

Ron Alden
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Hiking

The home of the Headwaters of the Mississippi! The North Country Trail goes across the southern end of the park and connects to many of the parks trails, lot's of history, great camp sites!

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