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

9-3-18 to 9-5-18. Hired a water taxi from Woodenfrog to Lost bay. the loop East of the Cruiser Trail was hard to follow and had to use Map, compass and GPS to make our way back to the cruiser trail. Saw otters in Cruiser lake, and headed to our camp Brown Lake. Cruiser Trail was very well marked and we saw no-one for 2 days. very much enjoyed hiking to Anderson Bay. Added on the trail to Beast Lake And Mica Bay. saw lots of Moose droppings! Hiked back along Cruiser Trail, which was well marked. Great hike and bugs were minimal on this early September hike.

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1 month ago

This trail offers great views of the lake and bay. We hiked in August and overgrown vegetation was on parts of the trail. Bring bug spray!

Nice short hike to the Kabetogama Lake. Connecting with the Blind Ash Bay trail makes for a longer 3.4 mile in and out with great views of the lake and bay.

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2 months 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

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2 months ago

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.

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3 months 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.

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer


Lots of hiking in the woods. No scenic views except one slightly above average view of the lakes shot through the forest trees. Nothing you would want to enter in a contest or show off your photographic composition skills

Skip this trail and rent some sort of watercraft to really enjoy the National Park

hiking
11 months ago

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

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.

Monday, September 11, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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.

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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

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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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