Winter hiking

A family hikes in the snow

 

Take a winter walk

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.

Before you go

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Locations with plowed or packed trails

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

Events Calendar

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04/04/20Spring nature walkFort Snelling State Park
04/17/20Shapes in Nature HikeLake Bemidji State Park
04/22/20Earth Day 50th Anniversary WalkWild River State Park
04/22/20CANCELED - Earth Day Hike to 5th FallsGooseberry Falls State Park
04/22/20Minnesconsin Earth Day HikeInterstate State Park
04/24/20Arbor Day Tree ID HikeBlue Mounds State Park
04/25/20Eagle HikeLake Bemidji State Park
04/28/20Itasca's Outdoor Lab: Nature Hike along the Mary Lake Tunnel ValleyItasca State Park
05/02/20Sounds of Spring HikeWild River State Park
05/03/20April Showers Bring May Flowers Hike (Date Change)Lake Bemidji State Park
05/09/20Eagle HikeLake Bemidji State Park
05/10/20Mother's Day Wildflower WalkWild River State Park
05/16/20Spring Flower HikeBig Bog State Recreation Area
05/16/20May Bursting Buds Phenology WalkJay Cooke State Park
05/23/20Make Your Own Walking StickWhitewater State Park
05/23/20Spring Wildflower WalkJay Cooke State Park
05/23/20Eagle HikeLake Bemidji State Park
05/24/20Trail Walk: Woods, Wings & Wildlife Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
05/24/20Nature HikeMinneopa State Park
05/24/20CANCELED - Falls View HikeGooseberry Falls State Park
05/30/20Lady's-slipper WalkJay Cooke State Park
05/30/20Eagle HikeLake Bemidji State Park
06/05/20Full Moon Night HikeLake Bemidji State Park
06/12/20Eagle HikeLake Bemidji State Park
06/12/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Lake Bemidji State Park
06/13/20Picnic Hike to the CascadesTettegouche State Park
06/27/20Eagle HikeLake Bemidji State Park
07/03/20Eagle HikeLake Bemidji State Park
07/03/20Full Moon Night HikeLake Bemidji State Park
07/05/20Full Moon HikeForestville Mystery Cave State Park
07/12/20Summer Flower WalkFort Snelling State Park
07/17/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Lake Bemidji State Park
07/25/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk and Scavenger HuntBig Bog State Recreation Area
08/01/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Lake Bemidji State Park
08/03/20Full Moon HikeForestville Mystery Cave State Park
08/08/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk and Scavenger HuntLake Bemidji State Park
08/14/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Lake Bemidji State Park
08/28/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Big Bog State Recreation Area
08/29/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Lake Bemidji State Park
09/02/20Full Moon Hike Forestville Mystery Cave State Park
09/05/20Big Bog Boardwalk Candlelight HIkeBig Bog State Recreation Area
09/26/20Itasca's 13th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival and Lantern Lit HikeItasca State Park

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.