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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 426 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Wildlife Snow
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Julie Davies
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Beautiful hike with great views. Don’t miss the short spur to the Ennis Lake overlook for a great view. I find this trail to be the most ecologically intact trail in the Ely area as deer are not as abundant, so there’s definitely some interesting botanical finds. And the trail is only lightly used. Hope it stays that way. June is best for amazing wildflowers that are absent from other more popular trails. Definitely a moderately difficult hike, which hopefully will keep away the riff raff.

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Madeline Burnette
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HikingBugs

Love this hike! Great views and the trail has a lot of variety! Plus the beaver dam is pretty amazing and you can always find some blueberries :) a must do!

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hanne larson
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HikingBugsMuddy

Wonderful trail! Difficult to navigate. We got lost (even with the loops). Still!! Beautiful views!! So many wildflowers and lakes to explore. I wasn’t expecting it to be so up-and-down, regardless, it provided beautiful view of tree tops right next to you! I loved it! Def worth the 5 miles!

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Andrea Turgeon Byrnes
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great hike! It’s very rocky and rooty but if you ever hike the SHT you know that’s what they are all about! It makes it that much more challenging, especially when your legs get tired, trying not to stun your toes a thousand times! I did both loops to make it worth while as I normally prefer a much longer hike. Great views and although the fall foliage was all done it was still quite pretty!

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Evan Preissler
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Hiking

A great trail! Do the longer loop of you have time.

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Kristen Lancaster
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great views! slippery rocks when raining

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Brian Jerva
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Eric Martinson
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Eric Martinson
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Justin Noel
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Karl Kuchenmeister
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John Sweeney
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Angie Gamache
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Adrian Adamus
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Ben Mouw
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Kristen Lancaster
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Dafne Caruso
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Mel Yackley
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Maijaliisa Burkert
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Alicia Blanchard
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Mark Zimmer
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Mike Bursey
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