“Run around beautiful Waboose Lake on this 3.9-mile loop trail shaded by old growth pines.”
— Matthew Davis
Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The trail is open to trail running. It is generally free of roots and rocks.
From the trailhead at the Waboose Public Boat access (located off of Inner Forest Rd north of CR-2 north of Nevis, MN) head in either direction on the white-blazed trail. The loop features some rolling hills with gentle climbs and many views out onto the scenic lake.
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
An old growth pine forest is located on the southeast corner of the trail.