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Best trails in Ely

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Looking for a great trail near Ely, Minnesota? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Bear Head Lake State Park or Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Semer Park. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Ely ranging from 3.1 to 46.4 miles and from 1,315 to 1,653 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ely
Top trails (18)
#1 - Bass and Dry Lake Loop
Superior National Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Bass and Dry Lake Loop is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ely, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs areShow more
#2 - Angleworm Lake Trail
Superior National Forest
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 6 h 14 m
Angleworm Lake Trail is a 12.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ely, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best Show more
#3 - Blackstone, Secret and Ennis Lakes
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
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.Show more
#4 - Norberg Lake Loop
Bear Head Lake State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Note: During winter, this trail groomed for classic cross country skiing thus, it is only accessible to skiers during the winter months. It is unlawful to walk, snowshoe, or bring a pet on the groomedShow more
#5 - Norberg Lake Short Loop Trail
Bear Head Lake State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 30 m
Note: During winter, this trail groomed for classic cross country skiing thus, it is only accessible to skiers during the winter months. It is unlawful to walk, snowshoe, or bring a pet on the groomedShow more
#6 - Snowbank Trail
Superior National Forest
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Length: 27.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
Please note this trail is only accessible by foot or by boat. Due to severe storm damage, this backcountry trail is limited in usage and should only be tackled by experienced hikers.Show more
#7 - BWCAW Paddle: Fall Lake Campground to Moose Lake
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Length: 46.4 mi
BWCAW Paddle: Fall Lake Campground to Moose Lake is a 46.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ely, Minnesota that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#8 - Big Island Trail
Semer Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
Big Island Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ely, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail rShow more
#9 - Blueberry Lake Trail
Bear Head Lake State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
The Blueberry Loop itself is 1.6 miles with an out-and-back trail to the loop. Snowshoeing is allowed during winter months.Show more
#10 - Crooked Lake Trail
Superior National Forest
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Length: 38.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Crooked Lake Trail is a 38.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ely, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best Show more
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