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best drive to see and in the fall it is awesome

this is a very cool drive and in the fall when the leaves are turning colors it is breath taking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Thompson nd.
Open the windows of your car, take a deep breath--that's what clean air smells like!

The air is clear & scented with pine :) Pine, birch trees, views of lakes every which way... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jean N
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A narrow one-way road that twists and turns through a couple of thousand acres of pine trees at Itasca State Park.
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Lake Itasca, MN
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Reviewed yesterday

this is a very cool drive and in the fall when the leaves are turning colors it is breath taking beauty

Thank jeromew323
Reviewed 3 days ago

The air is clear & scented with pine :) Pine, birch trees, views of lakes every which way, wonderful interpretive signs along hiking trails & many small areas to park along the roadway--it is one-way, so sometimes, you want to take a picture & there...More

Thank Jean N
Reviewed 17 June 2017

about 7 miles of drive is a one-way driving & biking ....it was a beautiful morning drive with the kids. bring camera and watch for animals.

Thank roamawaywithus
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We took Wilderness Drive to reach Red Pine Trail and White Pine Trail. We were pleasantly surprised at the beauty of the area. The drive is quite scenic. We did see a beaver's lodge, the tallest White Pine in Minnesota, and the former tallest Red...More

Thank nephnurse
Reviewed 19 May 2017

A one way drive. Saw a few bicyclers along the way. Very pleasant and enjoyable if you like scenery and woods. Undeveloped area of the North Woods.

Thank Terri M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This one way drive takes you through the undeveloped part of the North Woods. The road is one way so you don't have to worry about one coming traffic.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A beautiful drive in the car or you can bike it. I'm sure this is spectacular in the fall time. Well worth the time to take the scenic drive.

Thank janet201413
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We rode this at 8 am and it was quiet and beautiful. Scenic, takes you past sevl kool lakes. Beware, several good size hills require strong legs or granny gears or both! Still, worth the 17 mi bikemrde, quite,lovely. Id do,itvagain, for sure. If youre...More

Thank kirbyfredstpaul
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Drive through the woods was pretty even though a big storm took out many trees a month ago - they are working hard to clean up all the fallen trees

Thank Retiredbeanctr
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Nice drive around the park, lots of stopping points throughout the drive to get out and look at. It is only one way for a portion of the drive, so be sure you want to do the drive before you start.

Thank Jesse S
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