Lost 40

If you seek a remote, restorative place of peace and quiet, one that bears witness to our heritage, plan to hike the easily accessible 144 acres called the “Lost Forty.” Due to an 1882 mapping error, these towering pines were mapped as a body of water, and therefore untouched by loggers and developers. The trees today remain as remnants of the natural resources that drew people to the new frontiers; shaping America’s character. A one-mile self-guided trail takes you through these majestic red and white pine, some as old as 300 to 400 years, and ranging from 22 to 48 inches in diameter. Carry-in boat allows access to Coddington Lake.

Itasca County Twp, Northome, MN 56661

218-753-2580

Vicki Olson, MPR
Vicki Olson, MPR