Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Hiawatha National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
23 days ago

This was a great, secluded trail back to the waterfall. You will follow a two track for the first half, then it drops down the hill to a lower area, which was wet and swampy. The waterfall was well worth the hike in even being swarmed by all the mosquitos. The only difficulty is the drive to the trailhead due to the bumpy, narrow dirt road.

1 month ago

Great view of Lake Superior and Spectacle Lake. Multiple trails up and down the hill, but not marked. Just follow the worn footpath. Great for dogs. A lot of traffic from sightseers on the summer weekends.

8 months ago

1st time biking a trail in the woods.
awesome trail.
not for the faint of heart or will.
recommend for more experienced bikers but I enjoyed it.

9 months ago

Loved this trail! There is an area where you come out the the road and in order to get to the rest of the trail you have to lift your bike over the guard rail-it's not clearly marked. We got lucky and met a couple runners that knew where it was and they guided us in the right direction. Otherwise this ride would have been 5 stars.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Very nice hike and the trail is well marked.

We started at the south bridge and went all the way to Lake Superior. Took us 4 hours. Need to be strong and in fairly good shape. The river itself has very little current. And winds a lot. Places to stop along the way for a quick snack and break. Going all the way to Lake Superior was part of our adventure, to say we did it. I recommend Northwoods Kayak and canoe rental. I also recommend the south bridge to the north bridge. About 2.5 to 3 hours. Skip the trip from the north bridge to superior.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

long walk but worth it

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

My wife and baby hiked this trail. I would consider it moderate. The end featured a bridge. I was only upset because we could not find the waterfall.

walking
Friday, July 08, 2016

Lots of insects jumping into the eye even though we used insect repellent. But very beautiful.

paddle sports
Sunday, September 20, 2015

There were some tight spots, but a fun trip.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Great light hike, about 1.1miles. Starts in the Haymeadow dispersed campground and goes back to the falls. The falls while small are fun and you can walk up and around in the river. the slabs of rock are really cool.

hiking
Friday, August 21, 2015

If you are going to the falls you will need an older truck or jeep. After Rock River Rd the roads (more like trails) are narrow two tracks. We had a full size truck and had to turn around. We never actually got to the falls but I don't want anyone to head back there not knowing what to expect. The forest is pristine otherwise and was a nice albeit bumpy drive.

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Well maintained trail with many loops

hiking
Thursday, May 28, 2015

I've hiked a few segments of this trial. I personally like to start at Trout Pond (a bit north) and head south. That has been my favorite route. There are a few brooks to enjoy and some nice hills. It's also very secluded, during that hike i didn't see a single person.
There's a new "connector" for the North Country Trail, that this one synchs up with. Just follow the blue rectangles.
Also, there's a beaver dam on one of the segments.

on Bruno's Run

mountain biking
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Awesome mountain bike trail circuit of around 9 to 10 miles that goes by several lakes and streams, it is very well maintained and the trail gets changed once in a while so it is always fun to see what's different. I've ridden this one many times and still don't get sick of it. There are several camp grounds that the trail goes right through. Terrain is is sandy in spots along with many exciting climbs and descents.

on Bruno's Run

hiking
Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bruno's Run is a lovely day-hiking trail, accessible all year round for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Passes small and larger inland lakes, follows near McKeever Cabin (rentable from the US Forest Service, crosses the outlet of Fish Lake and follows Indian River for a distance.

on Bruno's Run

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Better for day hiking than mtn biking. Lots of roots than make the uphills difficult and beat you up or at least slow the descents. Overall a moderate difficulty. The trail is occasionally soft and often covered w leaves. nonetheless a beautiful place to be outdoors.

mountain biking
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

hiking
Saturday, September 19, 2015