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DOVRE LAKE TRAIL

SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST LACROIX RANGER DISTRICT

LENGTH 7.1 miles

TIME 4:15

DIFFICULTY Difficult

ROUTE-FINDING Moderate

MAPS & PERMITS Fisher Map F-15. USGS quads: Echo Lake and Crane Lake. This hike enters the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Permits for day-users only are available at a self-serve permit station 425 feet into the hike.

GETTING THERE From Orr, drive 16 miles on County Road 23 to Buyck, where County Road 23 turns into County Road 24. Continue on County Road 24 for 8.7 miles to County Road 424. Turn right on County Road 424 and drive 1.5 miles to trailhead.

TRAILHEAD GPS 48° 14′ 57.4″ N 92° 27′ 33.3 W

Hikes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) have a feeling about them that is difficult to get anywhere else in northeastern Country. Once I step across that boundary, it is like entering another world. Something in the air seems to awaken and heighten the senses. The strangely mysterious and powerful nature of the BWCAW transmits a charge that becomes an electric current running up and down my spine. Perhaps it’s nothing more than a trick of the mind playing off our myths about wilderness, but the feeling is addicting, drawing me back time and time again.

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