Monday, May 4, 2015

Topo maps for great day hiking trails in Ely, Minn., area

No one ever should hit the trail without a topo map. Here are topo maps for three day hikes in the popular Ely, Minn. region.

Located in the Superior National Forest, Ely is a major gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. Three state parks – most notably Bear Head Lake State Park – are nearby.

Trails are marked in yellow on the maps. Click each map or open it a new window for a larger, printable version.

Bambas Loop

Hidden Valley Recreation Area guide map (courtesy of Ely Nordic Ski Club)

Kawishiwi Falls Trail

Tri-Lake Loop Trail (courtesy of Minnesota DNR)

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.