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Address: Lake Itasca, MN
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Located in Itasca State Park, this path winds through large Norway pines.

Located in Itasca State Park, this path winds through large Norway pines.

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Interesting history, lovely area to walk!

Was interesting to think about how long these huge pines had been standing here. Too bad the top of the Big Red Pine went down. Still pretty magnificent to see. Fun area to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Was interesting to think about how long these huge pines had been standing here. Too bad the top of the Big Red Pine went down. Still pretty magnificent to see. Fun area to walk around and compare the size of the Big Red Pine to others nearby.

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Montgomery, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This wasn't too far of a hike, the actual red pine tree is now broken at the top so it is not as tall as it used to be. The white pine was actually a better tree to see.

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Thank Jesse S
South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Short trail to see an old Red Pine. I'm sure in it's glory it was majestic...but now the top has broken off but it's still a good pull off to get out of the car & do a short hike. Once you know what a Red Pine looks like they are all over the Park. A great pull-off to see... More 

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1 Thank sd2travel
Glenwood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

There is a short hike you can take to view one of nature's most glorious of trees - not recommended for anyone who has trouble walking but you can still view and appreciate these majestic beauties from your vehicle - worth the trip!

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Pacific Junction, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The hike to the red pine is the best part- the trail takes you through a lovely portion of the park, but yes the top of the tree fell- It's still a great stop on the Wilderness Drive!!!

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Burien, WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

This short walk is worth it if you are curious what a Red Pine looks like. The tree is missing its top now, but still has a beautiful color of bark. There is nothing else to see on this trail.

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Thank KendianaJones
Northern MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

The trail to the big red pine off Wilderness Drive is cool, as it goes by the bison kill site. The big pine itself broke off years ago. The other red pine trail is off the south entrance road, and leads through over a mile of old-growth red and white pines.

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1 Thank MedMusic
Ogilvie, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

The size of the Red Pine was amazing...didn't know we grew'em that big in Minnesota!

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pierz, minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

The trail itself is very nice, but in 2007 the top of the tree was taken off in a wind storm so the only thing left is a large portion of the trunk.....I bet it was beautiful before it fell.

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Thank rskwira
Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Hike this trail almost every weekend. The Red Pines are spectacular!

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