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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.

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.

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.

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.

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
5 months ago

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
11 months ago

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.

hiking
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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.