Itasca State Park Loop

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Itasca State Park Loop is a 1.9 mile 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
26 days ago

1 month ago

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.

canoeing
2 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

mountain biking
Monday, October 05, 2015

hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

hiking
Monday, November 17, 2014

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

canoeing
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Great Place to camp

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This is one of those places you must go and see for yourself if you find yourself in Minnesota. There is a 17 mile bike trail going around the lake, boat rentals, cabins, campgrounds, and tons of wildlife. I had a skunk run right up to me while I was sitting in front of the the camp fire (Thank God I didn't get sprayed). You can even walk across the headwaters of the Mississippi river. The only down side to it is the extremely bad mosquitos. Wear light-weight long-sleeved shirts and blue jeans to salvage as much of your skin as possible. I left with around 30 bites on my arms and didn't bother counting my legs (I was only there 1.5 days).

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2011

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.

hiking
Saturday, October 16, 2010

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

hiking
Saturday, October 02, 2010

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!

hiking
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

hiked on lots of the trails there.