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Hiking in the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness

Hiking Trail or Trailhead

While canoeing is the travel option for most visitors, the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is also host to several hiking trails with opportunities ranging from short day hikes to multiple-day backpacking trips. No Matter what length of hike you plan to take, hiking in the wilderness is not something you should attempt without proper preparation, skills and equipment. Wilderness trails vary in their level of use and maintenance. Signage is minimal to maintain a primitive recreation opportunity, so it is a good idea to talk to someone at the nearest Ranger District Office for current trail conditions or check out the Superior National Forest Website.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pet are allowed in the BWCAW please remember that dogs impact wildlife and barking intrudes on the experience of others. Dispose of fecal matter 150 feet from water sources, campsites, and portages, or deposit it in a latrine. Pets must be under control at all times.

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