Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Itasca State Park

Trail conditions:

Spring has sprung and most of the base snow melted earlier in the week. A fresh 5-inches fell on Wednesday night (March 10) however the warm weather is settling and melting that snow and it could be gone in just a matter of a few days.Time to pull on the rubber boots and go for walks. Ski/hiking trails can be walked on, just be aware of some icy spots as we move towards spring.

Other Opportunities: Enjoy a walk to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Access is open all winter/spring. Enjoy late winter/early spring birding...Evening Grosbeaks and Pine Grosbeaks are still active in the park. Listen for the spring bird calls/songs.

Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: "
Trail mileage: 13
Difficulty: all levels (track)  all levels (skate)
Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: "
Trail mileage: 31

The trail(s):
The trail offers a beautiful look of the mixed forests in northern Minnesota. Travel through wooded areas, around lakes and through one of the most popular parks in the state. Through out the trail, you may see a variety of wildlife, including deer, squirrels, fisher, wolves, fox and otter.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.


  • The Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center is currently not open after regular business hours as a warming area and there are currently no chairs inside and the fireplaces are not on. Please plan accordingly.
  • Daily ski passes are sold at the park Visitor Center.
  • Snowshoes are available to rent at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.
  • Winter Camping is available in Pine Ridge Campground and the backpack sites. Campers can register at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. For lodging: The Itasca Suites are available to rent year round; featuring seating area, kitchenette, bedroom, and bath.

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Last updated on March 11, 2021. Local snow depth is 4".

Getting there

36750 Main Park Drive
Park Rapids, MN 56470

The trailhead is located in the park, which is 21 miles north of Park Rapids off of Highway 71. Follow park road to the visitor center or Indian Mounds parking lot.

Parking is available at the Visitor Center or Indian Mounds parking lot


Phone: (218) 699-7251
Email: [email protected]
Winter contact hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily.

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