Route: Angleworm Lake Trail (MN)

Submitted by Matthew Matta on Mon, 10/18/2021 - 06:44am
Minnesota, US
13.1 mi
Vertical Gain
1,900 ft

The Angleworm Lake Trail is a lollipop loop in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It's one of the most popular trails in the Boundary Waters, being only 15 miles north of Ely. The trail consists of a loop around the long and narrow Angleworm Lake, with a spur trail out to the trailhead on the Gunflint Trail (now a gravel road). The loop is about 13.1 miles long with 1900 feet of gain. The trail is hilly and generally well maintained. It goes through stands of red and white pines and dense deciduous forests that have gorgeous color in September and early October. AllTrails has some beautiful photos. Many miles follow the somewhat technical shorelines of Angleworm and Whisky Jack Lakes.  The trail is easy to follow but there are no markings so be careful around some of the spur trails to campsites and portages. A self-issue permit is required for any entry into the Boundary Waters.

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