SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST KAWISHIWI RANGER DISTRICT
LENGTH 8.0 miles
TIME 4:45 DIFFICULTY Difficult ROUTE-FINDING Moderate
MAPS & PERMIT
Fisher Map F-9. USGS quads: Shagawa Lake and Crab Lake. A day permit is required to enter the BWCAW. There is a self-registration station at the trailhead.
Drive east from Ely on Country State Highway 169 to County Road 88 and turn left. Drive 2 miles to St. Louis County Road 116 (Echo Trail), turn right, and continue 8.7 miles to County Road 644 (North Arm Road). Turn left and drive 3.5 miles to the parking lot on the left side of the road.
47c 58′ 48.7″ N 91° 58′ 54.4″ W
Hikers entering this enchanted land of pine forests and blue-watered lakes nestled among granite ridges, must tread a path guarded by giant twin sentinels, that leads over the Troll’s Bridge and through the realm of The Griz. Your reward is Ole Lake. Lest you should worry about how to get back home, fear not for the North Star Run shall be your way in the end.
While all of this may sound like fantasy, there is more truth than fiction. Near the start of the hike, the path passes between two 300-year-old white pines. They stand close on either side of the trail as if guarding it from unwanted intruders. Slightly to the northwest, as the trail gradually ascends a ridge, is the Troll’s Bridge, attended by majestic red and white pines, maples, and aspens. The image conjured up by the name is infinitely more ominous than the setting.
Beyond the Troll’s Bridge, the route follows the trail with the peace-loving name of Hug-a-Tree before coming to the more threatening sounding The Griz. Beyond The Griz, the route wanders west on the
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