Itasca State Park

Itasca lodging opportunities

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism



Wheelchair Accessible

1.5 Miles

Accessible trails include the Headwaters Loop Trail, Doctor Roberts Trail that takes you to the Old Timer's Cabin and the self guided trail at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.

Self Guided

3.25 Miles

A trail guide for the Dr. Roberts Trail is available for purchase at the gift shops. Landmark trail has interpretive signs throughout. The trail at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center, the Forestry Demonstration Trail and the Blowdown Trail are also self-guided trails. The Aiton Heights Fire Tower includes interpretive information and signs.


49 Miles

Trails take you through some of the most scenic parts of the park.

Paved Bike

16 Miles

A 6 mile paved trail connects Douglas Lodge with the Mississippi River headwaters. Bikers can also share an addtional 10 miles on the Wilderness Drive Loop with automobiles.



Trail below Douglas Lodge that runs to the Old Timer's Cabin is an accessible boardwalk. This portion is part of the Dr. Roberts Trail. Great for orchid viewing during spring/summer.


Cross Country Skiing

13 Miles

Easy to difficult trail. Trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing.


31 miles

Trails circle the perimeter of the park and connect with other trails that lead to Park Rapids, Walker, Bemidji, Bagley, Mahnomen and Detroit Lakes.


Anywhere in park

Trails for snowshoeing include; Dr. Roberts, Schoolcraft, Brower, Mary Lake, LaSalle, or anywhere in the park, except groomed trails and roads.