I Can Hike!

Hiker in the prairie

Explore the park with an interactive guided hike!

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This two-hour program introduces families to hiking, with a focus on how to safely and comfortably enjoy the outdoors. After the program you’ll have the skills to plan your own future outdoor adventures.

  • Each program has an option for more or less hiking, to match your comfort level.
  • No experience or specialized gear necessary – just a pair of comfortable walking shoes.  
  • All programs run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Participants must be at least 5 years old.
  • Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Programs are FREE but capacity is limited. Pre-registration is required.
  • A vehicle permit is required to enter all Minnesota state parks. Annual permits are $35; daily permits are $7.

2021 schedule

Reserve your space now.

Sunday, June 13Fort Snelling State Park
Sunday, June 13William O'Brien State Park
Saturday, June 19Rice Lake State Park
Sunday, June 20Sakatah Lake State Park
Saturday, June 26Sakatah Lake State Park
Sunday, June 27Rice Lake State Park
Sunday, July 11Lake Maria State Park
Sunday, July 18Moose Lake State Park
Sunday, July 25Lake Maria State Park
Saturday, July 31Jay Cooke State Park
Saturday, August 14Fort Snelling State Park
Sunday, August 15

William O'Brien State Park

Sign up now!

Pre-registration is required for all I Can! programs.

Early registration is recommended, as these programs tend to fill up fast. Online reservations can be made 24 hours a day. Sign up online now! Or, if you prefer to sign up by phone, call 866-857-2757.


All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or hazardous conditions. Cancellations for I Can! programs can be made up to one week prior to the program for a full refund minus the reservation fee.


Still have questions? Please contact the DNR Information Center. You can also get more information by emailing [email protected].

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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.