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This park on four main lakes, a site for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, has a history of Ojibwe Native Americans, French fur traders called voyageurs, and a gold rush. Formed by glaciers, there are tall bluffs, rock gardens, islands and bays, and historic buildings.

hiking
15 days ago

Lake Kabetogama is beautiful so the loop in the middle of the trail is beautiful however I went in late June and it had recently rained so the mosquitos and bugs were RELENTLESS not allowing us to stop and enjoy it. Also if you are seeking wildlife this isn’t the best one at Voyageurs

Some good up and downs to get the heart pumping. Be careful of wet moss and wet rocks.

Cruiser lake trail end to end is well marked, mixed shade and sun. Isolated. Head nets are necessary. Ticks were very problematic despite full coverage with clothes and deet. We stayed at Cruiser Lake B5 which was in pretty bad shape. Anderson cove was beautiful. We saw no other hikers on the trail in 5 days.

hiking
1 month ago

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape/wildlife photographer.

There are no "Wow" moments for photographers along this trail. You can see Lake Superior along the trail but it's always through the trees. There is only one open spot with a good view of the lake and it's just average composition. Wildflowers are not abundant and wildlife doesn't frequent the area.

In summary, if your interest is photography, there's nothing special to photograph on this trail you can't find elsewhere. Spend your limited time in Voyagers somewhere else.

hiking
9 months ago

Over grown in parts. Not particularly fun hike. The scenery is pretty blend. Skip this hike.

This is a beautiful trail, with some roots and rocks as previous review described, but well worth it once you get to the awesome overlook of Lake Kabetogama. The trail crosses a 2 lane service road that was not marked on the voyageurs national park map, so don't be surprised if you see an unexpected road to cross.

I did see a family of otters. Photo didn't come out.

hiking
10 months ago

Rough terrain. Many roots and rocks in trail, which is well-defined and well-marked. Two half log benches along the way to take a rest and enjoy the views, which are beautiful.

backpacking
Monday, June 26, 2017

Great hiking, just be ready for the environment...in the warmer months be ready for lots of bugs (mosquito's, ticks, etc), and know how to purify your own water. Over two days the trail was empty of any other people, and we had it all to ourselves. Reserve your campsites well in advance through the NPS website and get your keys for the canoe's on the lakes. We used the Arrowhead lodge to shuttle us to the trailhead, but there's lots of others that can do it too...and if you got your own boat you can moor off right at the trailhead.

walking
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The elevation gain is higher than 9 feet as you climb a staircase attached to a giant boulder/rock. Get a view of a small pond that I'm sure gets some wildlife if you're lucky.

hiking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

An easy trail that leads to an okay view of the lake. The Blind Ash Bay Trail is better, but also the dock behind the visitor center has some better views.

hiking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Nice trail that gives you some good views of Kabetogama Lake. Saw some deer while on the way to the loop. Can also be accessed from the visitor center parking area.

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Blind Ash Trail is not listed on this site. The trail head starts near the Ash River Visitors Center and it's an approximate 3 mile combo out and back-loop trail. Easy to moderate and very pretty quiet. Any hiking enthusiast looking for a short term fix will enjoy this trail. It certainly deserves it's own identification on this site.

on Kab-Ash Trail

hiking
Tuesday, September 07, 2010

There are many great trails to choose from, most of which involve some canoeing and/or portaging. Most of the trails are fairly well maintained and isolated. You also have a decent chance of seeing some wildlife, especially birds.

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Saturday, August 30, 2014