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  • The trail meanders through old wildlife openings. During leaf-off Bald Knob Cross comes into view. Developed trailheads are at the north end of Pine Hills Campground and west end of trail at Allen&...

  • This is one of our fee campgrounds that provides sites that are usually accessible to RVs and tent trailers along with a few hike in and tent-only sites. This campground has 52 sites available. Thi...

  • The St. Louis River Trail was built in cooperation with the Forest Service and the Ruffed Grouse Society. The trail is 8 miles long. Small timber harvest units provide a needed habitat for the Ruff...

  • The South Lake Trail is a enrty point into the BWCAW. You will need a permit to hike this trail.A good portion of this trail is within the BWCAW. If traveling into the Wilderness portion you will n...

  • South Kawishiwi River Trail is a 1 mile long hike. The trail is located within the South Kawsishiwi River campground

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  • The Snowbank Trail is a hiking trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in northern Minnesota. The trail runs the perimeter of Snowbank Lake and crosses the Kekekabic Trail at the...

  • The Sioux-Hustler Trail is a 29 mile hike. A good portion of this trail is within the BWCAW. If traveling into the Wilderness portion you will need a BWCAW Permit. Hiking for the day? Use a self-is...

  • This is one of our Backcountry sites which is a near- wilderness single party site and is accessible only by foot or boat. These sites are first come, first served. There are 3 sites on this lake, ...

  • Oberg Mountain is a 3 mile moderate hike. High overlooks along Oberg give wonderful views of Lake Superior, Oberg Lake and Moose Mountain. Steep cliffs at the top; use caution with small children. ...

  • 13 km of user groomed and maintained ski trails provide several loops for beginning through advanced skiers. Areas with names like "Beaver Meadows" and "Ice Cliffs" invite explo...

  • Northern Light Trail is a short uphill 1 mile hike. Climb up 1/2 mile to Blueberry Hill, go all the way to the top and see beautiful vistas overlooking Northern Light Lake.

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  • Black River Harbor Recreation Area is composed of the Campground, the Harbor and adjacent picnic grounds and waterfall observation facilities. The campground is a modern facility with flush toilets...

  • Several trails involve skiing on frozen lakes. Exercise caution when skiing on frozen water, particularly in narrow areas or on streams where moving water could create thin ice. Skiers should bring...

  • Ninemile Lake trail is a 4 mile hike. The trailhead is found right across the road from Ninemile Lake Campground. There are portions of this trail that are brushy and hard to follow.

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  • McDougal Lake trail is a 1 mile long hike. The hike parallels shoreline, then veers into the woods in a circle. Some swampy and brushy areas. Trail sees little use, can be hard to locate in places....

  • Fish species such as walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, lake trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout can be found in abundance in these waters. The northern forest community thrive...

  • Magnetic Rock trail is a 3 mile easy hike. Magnetic rock is a 60-foot rock with strong magnetic attraction. Bring your compass and test the magnetism. You will see past disturbances: 1999 blowdown,...

  • LeVeaux Mountain Trail is a moderate 3.3 mile loop. Part of this trail is a part of the Superior Hiking Trail. The trail follows a ridge rising 1,000 feet above Lake Superior. There are steep cliff...

  • Lookout Mountain - Laurentian Divide Fitness Trail has a 15 mile trail system. The fitness trail is 1/2 long with 7 exercise stations along the way. The trail features scenic overlooks, 4 picnic si...

  • The Kekekabic Trail, commonly referred to as 'The Kek', is a hiking trail that runs about 41 miles from Snowbank Road near Ely, Minnesota to the western terminus of the Gunflint Trail in northweste...

  • The Jenkins Creek Hunter/Hiking Trail is located 13 miles southeast of Hoyt Lakes.

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  • Hogback ridges along trail offer beautiful vistas.miles of trail. ‘backcountry’ campsites.site rustic campground.Day use picnic area.Boat launch.Hogback-Canal, Scarp,and Steer are stock...

  • The trailhead for this hike begins at the picnic area. This is a easy 2 mile hike through some old growth pines and a second growth stand also.

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  • Fenske Lake Trail is a easy 1 mile hike that is located right by the campground. This trail has beautiful views and overlooks Fenske Lake and the camping area.

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  • Echo Lake is hunter walking trail, with a series of loops that streches 13 miles. This trail is for non-motorized use, and is managed for gouse habitat. In the winter months this is a great cross c...

  • Eagle Mountain, at 2,301 feet, is the highest point in Minnesota. Made of granite, the peak is part of a large rock formation called the Duluth Complex. The granite formed when magma cooled very sl...

  • Divide Lake trial is a mile long hike that starts at the Divide Lake Campground. Beautiful forest surrounds this hike.

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  • The Deepwater Lake Trail is a 2.4 mile trail. This trail is used for hiking and ATV riding. The trail takes you to Deep Water Lake which is known for trout fishing. ATV's please stop at the top of ...

  • Trail Description:
    The Superior Hiking Trail is a 205-mile long footpath that follows the rocky ridgeline above Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. The trail has trailheads with p...

  • Carlton Peak Trail is a 2 mile hike with wonderful views of Lake Superior. This hike is gradual at first then steep as you get to the top, take care with children around the steep cliffs.

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  • The Caribou Rock Trail is a 1.5 - 7 mile hike. The first 3/4 of a mile takes you to an overlook of West Bearskin lake. Continue on about another mile and you will be overlooking Moss Lake. Continue...

  • Eagle Mountain, at 2,301 feet, is the highest point in Minnesota. Made of granite, the peak is part of a large rock formation called the Duluth Complex. The granite formed when magma cooled very sl...

  • The Border Route Trail is a 65-mile (105 km) long hiking trail that crosses the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in the far northeast corner of Minnesota (Arrowhead) and follows the in...

  • Big and Stone Lakes Trail is a 2 1/2 mile hike. The hike starts at Stone Lake a shallow lake with wild rice, good lake for waterfowl hunting and trapping. Follow the small ridge line to Big Lake. T...

  • Popular recreational activities include fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling, and skiing.

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  • The Birch Lake Plantation Trail is a easy 3 mile hike. There are scenic views along this trail.

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  • Over 445,000 acres or 695 square miles of the forest is surface water. In addition, more than 1,300 miles of cold water streams and 950 miles of warm water streams flow within the boundaries of the...

  • At a leisurely pace, this 1½ mile trail can be hiked in three hours.The last portion of the trail parallels the Vermilion River Gorge, a rugged landscape of sheer granite cliffs and rock out...

  • The Heartland State Trail is a multi-use recreational rail trail in north-central Minnesota, USA. It runs 49 miles (79 km) between Park Rapids and Cass Lake, intersecting with the Paul Bunyan State...

  • Dotted with overgrown factories and their ensuing communities from times passed, this State Trail is an eerie testament to nature’s slow power. Farmers have reclaimed the rich Minnesota soil ...

  • Although you’ll see the occasional lodge or cabin along this extensive trail, it is primarily a peaceful Minnesota forest expedition. About half the trail is recommended for summer use, due t...