Thing to Do

Hike the Sullivan Bay Trail

Picnic table and metal fire pit next to tree, overlooking lake with forest in background.
Have a family picnic after a short hike while overlooking Sullivan Bay.


Experience the Sullivan Bay Trail with a timelaspe video!!!

This easy hike along an old forest road leads you through both coniferous and deciduous forest. The trail ends at a viewpoint on Sullivan Bay with a picnic table and fire ring. It treats those who are interested in geology with lots of exposed rock, created by volcanic activity over 2 billion years ago.

Difficulty: Easy
Hiking Distance: 1.5 mile(2.4 km) Round trip
30-90 Minutes
Pets are not allowed on trails at Voyageurs national Park to prevent the possible transmission of diseases to the wolf population.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The trailhead is located 0.9 miles south the Ash River Visitor Center on Meadwood Drive. Parking is on the grassy area in front of the gate.

Summer Use: Hiking
Winter Use: Snowshoe 
If you are on trail before sunrise or after sunset, be sure to have a flashlight other than your cell phone.
Accessibility Information
This is a wide trail, 3 to 6 feet, on on an old forest road with a few short climbs and descents. The surface is mostly grass with patches of dirt.

Voyageurs National Park

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Trailhead starts at a gate across trail and video goes through whole 0.6 mile trail ending at an overlook of Sullivan Bay with a picnic table and fire ring.

Detailed map of the trails near the Ash River Visitor Center with mileage distances and locations of water.
Map of Ash River Visitor Center area hiking trails - north portion


Last updated: July 27, 2022