Winter hiking

A family hikes in the snow

 

Don't let a little cold weather keep you from staying happy and healthy. Plenty of state parks and recreation areas plow or pack miles of trails for winter walkers! Winter hiking in Minnesota is beautiful, rewarding, and a great family activity.

Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.

Locations with plowed or packed trails

thumbnail graphic of map that shows the locations of packed/plowed hiking trails.
Map of locations

Events Calendar

12/31/18

Fort Snelling State Park

New Year's Eve Candlelight Walk

01/01/19

Whitewater State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/19

Wild River State Park

First Day Hike/Snowshoe

01/01/19

Jay Cooke State Park

First Day Snowshoe Hike

01/01/19

Tettegouche State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/19

Minneopa State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/19

Lake Bemidji State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/19

Blue Mounds State Park

First Day Family Hike

01/01/19

Itasca State Park

First Day Hike: A Backcountry Exploration

01/01/19

Afton State Park

First Day Hike and Christmas Bird Count

01/01/19

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

First Day Hike to Tufa Spring

01/04/19

Luce Line State Trailhead, Plymouth

Candle light Walk

01/05/19

Fort Ridgely State Park

Beginner Snowshoe Hike

01/05/19

Minneopa State Park

Snowshoe Adventure Hike

01/12/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Winter Encounters - Snowshoe Walk

01/12/19

Blue Mounds State Park

Candlelight Hike - *Date Change

01/13/19

Tettegouche State Park

Guided Snowshoe Hike to the Cascades of the Baptism River

01/16/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Fifth Falls Snowshoe Hike

01/19/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

01/20/19

Sibley State Park

Full Moon Walk or Snowshoe- Centennial Celebration

01/25/19

Gateway State Trail

Candle light Walk

01/26/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Winter Encounters - Snowshoe Walk

01/26/19

Tettegouche State Park

Guided Snowshoe Hike to the Cascades of the Baptism River

01/26/19

Split Rock Creek State Park

Candlelight Hike

02/02/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Park After Dark - Night Sounds Walk

02/02/19

Lake Maria State Park

Candlelight Hike

02/02/19

Flandrau State Park

Historic Building Snowshoe Hike

02/02/19

Afton State Park

Candle light Walk and Snowshoe

02/13/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Fifth Falls Snowshoe Hike

02/16/19

Minneopa State Park

Snowshoe Hike

02/17/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

02/19/19

Sibley State Park

Full Moon Walk or Snowshoe

02/23/19

Lac qui Parle State Park

Lake that Speaks Luminary / Candlelight Hike

02/23/19

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Family Snowshoe Hike: Wildlife Survivor - Winter Edition

03/02/19

Itasca State Park

'Spring' Snowshoe Hike: A Backcountry Exploration

03/20/19

Sibley State Park

Full Moon Walk - Centennial Celebration Program


Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or poor snow conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. When in doubt, call the park.