We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lake Itasca, MN
Description: Located in Itasca State Park, this path winds through large Norway pines.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
It's still worth the hike

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2014
Maria J
,
Pacific Junction, Iowa
Add Photo Write a Review

6 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Pacific Junction, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burien, WA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northern MN
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ogilvie, Minnesota, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
pierz, minnesota
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bemidji, Minnesota
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Red Pine Trail also viewed

 

Been to Red Pine Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Red Pine Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?