Itasca State Park to CR-125 west of MN-84
The Itasca Moraine Chapter covers nearly 80 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) in Minnesota between Minnesota Highway 84 in the Chippewa National Forest and a point in Itasca State Park defined as the intersection of the Eagle Scout (NCNST host trail) and Nicollet Trails. The Chapter took its name from the Itasca Moraine, the dominant landform over which the Trail traverses. Itasca is an end moraine, formed when the Wadena Lobe stopped moving southward and began its retreat at the end of the Wisconsinan glaciation, which took place 75,000 to 10,000 years before the present. Chapter members live throughout Minnesota. Chapter meetings are held in Akeley, Bemidji, Hackensack, Laporte, Park Rapids, Walker and other towns in Northern Minnesota. We invite you to join us for a group hike, workday or Chapter meeting.