Angleworm Hiking Trail

The Angleworm Lake Trail is a 12 mile hike that loops around Angleworm Lake. Most of this primitive trail is within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Map and compass skills are recommended for users of this trail.

At a Glance

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: Ely, MN
Water: Boil or filter your water
Restroom: Pit toilets at campsites
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Kawishiwi Ranger District Email | Call | Address | Webpage

General Information


From Ely, head North on St. Louis County Road 116 (the Echo Trail) for 17 miles. Follow signs to trailhead and parking lot.


Parking lot at the trailhead.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Permit required?: Y


Permit required?: Y

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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12 miles

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