Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, located in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest, is a great spot for paddling, canoeing and fishing. And while much of the action in this northern wilderness happens on the water, many hikes in Boundary waters are to be had by the intrepid backpackers among us. Try the 30-mile Pow-Wow trail loop if you want to see some of Boundary Waters' backcountry lakes, or climb Eagle Mountain to reach Minnesota's highest peak. Camping in Boundary Waters is also popular among the park's 250,000 annual visitors, a number that makes this wilderness area among the most visited in the entire United States
Go where paddlers can't on this overnight loop through Boundary Waters. BY JASON DRURY
Leave your canoe and hike through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, in Minnesota, your legs will appreciate the exercise on the Sioux-Hustler Loop.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota
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.
Glide through back-to-back lakes on this classic, 35-mile North Country paddling trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Glide through back-to-back lakes on a classic North Country canoe trip.
Want to test the waters before attempting a Primitive Management Area? Get some experience on these traditional Boundary Waters trips first.
Shhh! Find silent shores in this isolated Boundary Waters hideaway