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Best trails in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, forest trails, lake trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness ranging from 3.4 to 46.4 miles and from 1,315 to 1,761 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Blackstone, Secret and Ennis Lakes
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Blackstone, Secret and Ennis Lakes is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ely, Minnesota that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options.Show more
#2 - BWCAW Paddle: Fall Lake Campground to Moose Lake
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Length: 46.4 mi
BWCAW Paddle: Fall Lake Campground to Moose Lake is a 46.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ely, Minnesota that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#3 - Secret Lake Loop
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Secret Lake Loop is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ely, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are alShow more
#4 - Frost River
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Length: 10.2 mi
Frost River is a 10.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lutsen, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, bird watchiShow more
#5 - Powow Trail: Pose Lake
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 5 h 39 m
Powow Trail: Pose Lake is a 13.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stony River, Minnesota that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The traiShow more
#6 - North Arm Coxey Pond loop
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
Day use permits required for entering the BWCA. Permits available at the trailhead, must be carried with you as you hike. Start at North Arm trailhead parking lot, pass Sentinels and go up the North Show more
#7 - Hegman Lakes Hike and Paddle Route
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
A BWCA permit is required for this trip. Park at the parking lot off Echo trail and hike/portage to South Hegman Lake. Paddle across South Hegman Lake and do a small portage across land to connect witShow more
#8 - Blackstone Lake Loop
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 48 m
Blackstone Lake Loop is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ely, Minnesota that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, trail runninShow more