Sioux-Hustler Trail

The Sioux-Hustler Trail is a 30 mile round-trip hike with a loop. Most of this primitive trail is within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness where permits are required. You will see beautiful scenic views at various trail locations and at Devil's Cascade, which plunges 75 feet through a deep granite gorge below Lower Pauness Lake. Map and compass skills are recommended for users of this trail.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Not required. See permit info below.
Permit Info: Permits are required year round for day and overnight travel throughout the BWCAW.   
Restrictions: For rules and regulations, see the BWCAW Trip Planning Guide.
Closest Towns: Orr, MN
Water: Boil or filter your water
Restroom: Wilderness latrines at campsites
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: LaCroix Ranger District Email | Call | Address | Webpage

General Information


The Sioux-Hustler Trail is located northeast of Orr off the Echo Trail  (County Road 116).

  • From Orr, take St. Louis County 23 to Buyck (16 miles)
  • At Buyck, County 23 turns into County 24. Continue on County 24 for 4 miles to the Echo Trail (County Road 116)
  • Turn right on the Echo Trail and proceed 17 miles to entry point (trailhead) on left. 


Small parking lot at trailhead. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Permit required?: Y


Permit required?: Y

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