voyageurs national park Trails

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Voyageurs National Park: Kabetogama Peninsula to Williams Lake :: International Falls, MN

With a thousand islands and countless passages, this little-visited treasure is a watery maze. Here’s the way in—and out.

Up on the Border: Rainy River from Voyageurs National Park to Lake of the Woods :: Baudette, MN

Water is omnipresent on this two-part drive along Minnesota’s wild, sparsely populated border with Canada. Choose either a quick trip to island-studded Voyageurs National Park, or a 100-mile route along the wooded banks of the Rainy River to Lake of

Voyageurs National Park :: Kabetogama, MN

Situated at the top of the state, Cruiser Lake Trail takes you over ridges and past beaver ponds, lakes, and several secluded hike-in camp spots. This magnificent, water-encircled hike crosses a section of the 75,000-acre, roadless Kabetogama Peninsu

Voyageurs National Park :: Kabetogama, MN

With all their islands and campsites, the large, interconnected lakes of Voyageurs National Park provide fascinating exploration for boaters, especially sea kayakers. Unlike wide-open Lake Superior, the lakes of Voyageurs have plenty of protected cov

Voyageurs National Park :: International Falls, MN

The only national park in Minnesota, Voyageurs is a wonder of geology and ancient natural history. Its terrain has evolved over the centuries due to earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers. Today the park acts as a marker between northern and southern h

Herriman Lake Trail :: Buyck, MN

Actually a network of trails that go off in nearly all directions. This hike just follows the path along the Echo River, which leads to an overlook on a large bedrock knob covered with oaks, maples, and lichens. Herriman Lake Trail is actually a ne

Cruiser Lake Trail :: International Falls, MN

A trail accessible only by boat. The rough trail runs upon bedrock, by beaver dams and up to a high ridge above Cruiser Lake. Voyageurs National Park’s thirty lakes occupy some 38 percent of the park’s 217,892 acres. Another trail, called Locator Lak

Vermilion Lake to the Little Indian Sioux River :: Ely, MN

This is a short, easy trip with few portages. It starts at a large, bustling lake and ends at a quiet river crossing on the Echo Trail. The most spectacular lakes in the western BWCAW are visited on this trip. You’ll see scenic waterfalls and possibl

Crane Lake and Sand Point Lake :: International Falls, MN

Launch the boat outside Voyageurs National Park, at Crane Lake. Head north to Sand Point Lake, the smallest of the four large lakes in the park. It is about 7.5 miles long and 2.5 miles wide at its widest point. Explore deep bays, visit the most scen

Namakan Lake :: International Falls, MN

Character: Paddle on a huge, crescent-shaped lake that is 17 miles long and 3 miles wide but is less windswept than most lakes of Voyageurs National Park. Visit scenic islands with interesting historical significance. Enjoy the rugged beauty of fores

Woodenfrog Campground :: Orr, MN

Located within Kabetogama State Forest, Woodenfrog is on Lake Kabetogama, a gateway to Voyageurs National Park. It’s a beautiful park, full of massive red and white pines with hiking trails winding through them. Fishing is good here too, with anglers

Ash River Campground :: Orr, MN

Located within Kabetogama State Forest, Ash River Campground is set along the Ash River and acts as a gateway to Voyageurs National Park. It’s well known for its fishing, with plenty of walleye, crappie, northern pike, and smallmouth bass. The ri

The Echo Trail: Ely to Orr via St. Louis County Road 116 :: Crane Lake, MN

A 72-mile roller coaster ride on asphalt and gravel through the untrammeled wilderness of the Superior National Forest and Kabetogama State Forest. Numerous trailheads and canoe portages along the Echo Trail provide access to the Boundary Waters Cano