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Boundary Waters: Trails End to Hunter Island

Sheltered camps with bugling moose. Coves with ancient rock art. A raging waterfall. You’ll find even the portages delightful as you paddle this 38-mile, 3-day route through Minnesota’s million-acre water park into Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park.

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-Mapped by Steffan Fay

TO TRAILHEAD: From Duluth, head N on MN 61 for 114 mi. to Grand Marais, then take Gunflint Trail 57 mi. N toward Trails End. Turn R onto Sag Lake Trail for put-in access. Permits required for Boundary Waters and Quetico; reserve well in advance (, To receive Quetico trip planning info by mail, call (807) 597-2735. Visitors entering Quetico directly from the U.S. must have a Remote Area Border Crossing Permit; visit

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