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
- Check snow conditions before you head out.
- Use HikeFinder to see recommended hikes for all parks.
- Be safe and smart when hiking in cold weather - follow these tips.
- Get rewards for completing hikes. Join the Hiking Club.
Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.
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|04/04/20||Spring nature walk||Fort Snelling State Park|
|04/17/20||Shapes in Nature Hike||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|04/22/20||Earth Day 50th Anniversary Walk||Wild River State Park|
|04/22/20||CANCELED - Earth Day Hike to 5th Falls||Gooseberry Falls State Park|
|04/22/20||Minnesconsin Earth Day Hike||Interstate State Park|
|04/24/20||Arbor Day Tree ID Hike||Blue Mounds State Park|
|04/25/20||Eagle Hike||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|04/28/20||Itasca's Outdoor Lab: Nature Hike along the Mary Lake Tunnel Valley||Itasca State Park|
|05/02/20||Sounds of Spring Hike||Wild River State Park|
|05/03/20||April Showers Bring May Flowers Hike (Date Change)||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|05/09/20||Eagle Hike||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|05/10/20||Mother's Day Wildflower Walk||Wild River State Park|
|05/16/20||Spring Flower Hike||Big Bog State Recreation Area|
|05/16/20||May Bursting Buds Phenology Walk||Jay Cooke State Park|
|05/23/20||Make Your Own Walking Stick||Whitewater State Park|
|05/23/20||Spring Wildflower Walk||Jay Cooke State Park|
|05/23/20||Eagle Hike||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|05/24/20||Trail Walk: Woods, Wings & Wildlife||Mille Lacs Kathio State Park|
|05/24/20||Nature Hike||Minneopa State Park|
|05/24/20||CANCELED - Falls View Hike||Gooseberry Falls State Park|
|05/30/20||Lady's-slipper Walk||Jay Cooke State Park|
|05/30/20||Eagle Hike||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|06/05/20||Full Moon Night Hike||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|06/12/20||Eagle Hike||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|06/12/20||Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|06/13/20||Picnic Hike to the Cascades||Tettegouche State Park|
|06/27/20||Eagle Hike||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|07/03/20||Eagle Hike||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|07/03/20||Full Moon Night Hike||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|07/05/20||Full Moon Hike||Forestville Mystery Cave State Park|
|07/12/20||Summer Flower Walk||Fort Snelling State Park|
|07/17/20||Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|07/25/20||Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk and Scavenger Hunt||Big Bog State Recreation Area|
|08/01/20||Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|08/03/20||Full Moon Hike||Forestville Mystery Cave State Park|
|08/08/20||Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk and Scavenger Hunt||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|08/14/20||Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|08/28/20||Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk||Big Bog State Recreation Area|
|08/29/20||Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|09/02/20||Full Moon Hike||Forestville Mystery Cave State Park|
|09/05/20||Big Bog Boardwalk Candlelight HIke||Big Bog State Recreation Area|
|09/26/20||Itasca's 13th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival and Lantern Lit Hike||Itasca 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.