Land Access (accessible by car)
TRAILSOberholtzer Trail (PDF)
Hiking Distance: 1.7 miles
Hiking Time (round trip): 45 minutes
Winter Use: Snowshoeing
Travel from just outside the Rainy Lake Visitor Center to two overlooks to see the diversity of forest and wetland types in the park. This trail is wheelchair accessible for the first 1/4 mile. *Pets are allowed on this trail only.
Echo Bay Trail (PDF)
This park trail is located three miles from the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center off Country Road 122. A wide path takes you from aspens to pines as you pass through lowlands and rocky outcrops. Birding is great there with a great blue heron rookery and sightings from warblers to woodpeckers. Sections of this trail are groomed for skiing in the winter months.
Blind Ash Bay Trail (PDF)
Park at the Kabetogama Lake Overlook near the Ash River Visitor Center to access the trailhead. Travel a narrow, winding, rocky trail to experience the wonders of the boreal forest and to view spectacular scenery.Sullivan Bay Trail (PDF)
Hiking Distance: 1.5 miles loop
Hiking Time (round trip): 2 hours
Winter Use: Snowshoe
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages this ten mile network of interconnected ski trails. Several routes are possible, ranging from short loops to longer excursions. You can access this system from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center area on the park's Tilson Connector Trail.
Beaver Pond Overlook (PDF)
This is the second trailhead on your left as you are driving to the Ash River Visitor Center. A short uphill hike leads to a rocky terrace high above a beaver pond. Although beavers are no longer active at this pond, this trail provides great birding opportunities, and the possibility of spotting large wildlife.
Voyageurs Forest Overlook (PDF)
The entrance to this short trail is the first pullout on your right as you are driving to the Ash River Visitor Center, just after turning off County Road 129. A picnic table and restroom are located at the trailhead, making this a good spot to get out of your car and stretch your legs.
Kabetogama Lake Overlook
Water Access (accessible only by boat)
Black Bay Skiing and Hiking Trail (PDF)
Little American Island
Discover the past on Little American Gold Mine Island while you explore the history of gold mining activities. Today mine shafts, tailings, piles & machinery remain from the 1890s gold rush.
Cruiser Lake Trail (PDF)
Locator Lake Trail (PDF)
Beast Lake Trail