Superior National Forest/BWCA

Cross-Country Skiing - Bird Lake


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Birch Trail
Coxey Pond Trail
South Farm
GW Pine Plantation
Herriman Lake
Jasper Hills Trail
Big Moose Trail
North Junction
Pincushion Mountain
Slim Lake Trail
Tucker Lake
Bird Lake

This trail in the Laurentian Ranger District meanders through typically beautiful north woods country, with dense stands of black spruce, bogs and hills of aspen and birch. The picnic area has tables and cooking grates. A canoe carry-down access to Bird Lake is provided.

Location: The Bird Lake Recreation Area is located 5 miles southeast of Hoyt Lakes. Two parking areas offer easy access. Park east of Hoyt Lakes off Forest Highway 11. Ski or hike to Bird Lake—about 5 miles. Park at Bird Lake just off Forest Highway (County Highway 110).

Features: 9.9 miles of trails; excellent beginner and intermediate cross-country ski trails groomed and tracked regularly; summer hiking opportunities; Adirondack shelter on Lillian Lake; diversity of trees and wildlife; picnic sites overlooking Bird Lake.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 20 Apr 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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