Waboose Lake Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 273' 83 m
Descent: -274' -84 m
High: 1,516' 462 m
Low: 1,453' 443 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
“Run around beautiful Waboose Lake on this 3.9-mile loop trail shaded by old growth pines.”— Matthew Davis
Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The Waboose Lake Loop includes a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT for short), which continues northwest toward CR-91 and east toward State Hwy 64. The NCT portion of the loop is both blue-blazed and white blazed. A spur trail from the loop leads to the primitive campsite on the end of the peninsula with water access, tent pads, fire ring, and a privy.
On the southeast side of the lake, you'll find an old-growth pine stand. To see it in its full glory, venture out and back a short ways heading southeast on the two-track road. This road leads out to Akeley Cutoff Forest Rd.
Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: MN DNR - Paul Bunyan State Forest