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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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Bob Watermiller
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Melissa Rohs
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Even with bug spray the mosquitos were unrelenting. Extremely muddy.

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Lee Kahlbaugh
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Lee Kahlbaugh
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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.

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Dorota Kopczyk
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Pretty buggy in July. Cool cabin.

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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.

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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!

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

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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

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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.

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Lisa Sanger
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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

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

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Kristina Egoroff
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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.

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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.

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

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Dan Kuntz
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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.

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Tracey Sandoval
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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.

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

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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.

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Cindy Ludgate
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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.

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Jenna Fischer
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Hiking

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

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Andrew Springer
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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

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