Hegman Lakes Hike and Paddle Route

MODERATE 1 reviews

Hegman Lakes Hike and Paddle Route is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ely, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 62 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

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forest

lake

river

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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 with North Hegman Lake. Paddle up past the small island to view well-preserved ancient pictographs. Return by the same route.

hiking
Thu Aug 02 2018

Great hike/paddle in the BWCA. Can see well preserved pictographs up on a rock face. Requires portaging your canoe from the parking lot to the lake. A literal pit toilet is available near the trailhead.