The Itascatur Outdoor Activity Club is formed to promote physically healthy,
non-motorized outdoor recreational activity in the Hubbard County area.
Itascatur is a ski, bike and run club from the Park Rapids, Minnesota region. We are a social and active group that has an organized bike ride twice weekly in the summer and also has gatherings during the ski season.
Proceeds from our events and input from member volunteers have allowed Itascatur to build and maintain the Soaring Eagle Ski trails and Nordic Center north of Park Rapids Mn. Itascatur also sponsors the Headwaters 100 bike ride, a 45, 75, or 100 mile route that showcases the beautiful fall scenery of North Central Minnesota, as well as the picturesque Wilderness Drive through Itasca State Park.
Soaring Eagle Open House Updates
SOARING EAGLE UPDATES: Trails are currently closed due lack of snow. We'll post here and on our Facebook page when they are reopened!
In the meantime you can click here for updates to the Soaring Eagle Ski Trails Open House schedule.
The Headwaters 100 will be held September 23, 2017.
Click here for the updated ride map.
Click here for the Headwaters 100 FAQ.
Our members use Map My Ride to plot their favorite local bike routes!
Click here to find out the best spots to ride around the Park Rapids area.
- Join Itascatur on Facebook! Join our open group community on Facebook! You'll find outdoor news, sharing, information on Itascatur events, and a great group of people who enjoy skiing, biking and cycling (and more!). Share your outdoor-themed events with the group too.
- Soaring Eagle Ski Trails is now on Facebook! "Like" our page for frequent grooming updates, open house reminders and fun skiing information.
- Itascatur volunteers will soon be readying the Soaring Eagle Ski Trails for winter fun! Watch the website or the Soaring Eagle Facebook page for updates on the Open House schedule and trail reports.
Soaring Eagle Open House
Soaring Eagle Open House in January and February
Every Sunday in January and February, Itascatur volunteers will be on hand to help get you out on the trails. You can use our ski equipment free of charge, enjoy the warming house and have a cup of hot cocoa. The only thing you need to provide is a MN DNR Trails Pass, and your enthusiasm. Check the Itascatur Ski page or our Soaring Eagle Ski Trails Facebook page for updates and weather cancellations.
Bike Friendly Park Rapids: May 14, 2014
Park Rapids recieves Honorable Mention as a "Bike Friendly Community"!
Bemidji, MN recieved the Bronze award level; Minneapolis recieved the Gold level. Itascatur and Park Rapids community members are working to raise the award level of Park Rapids to Bronze, and will continue to pursue this endeavor throughout the next few years.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas as to how we can help Park Rapids achieve its goal to raise our recognition as a Bike Friendly Community. If you have any thoughts or would like to help, please send us an email.
There will be more updates on this over time. If any member of the community is interested in finding out more please go to BikeMN.org. It is good to be a part of building a more safe and bike friendly Minnesota and in turn paving the way to a better quality of life!