Kekekabic Trail East

The Kekekabic Trail is a 46 mile trail with trailheads in the east and in the west (Kekekabic Trail West).  The east trailhead is shared with the Centennial Trail.  Most of this primitive trail is in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Map and compass skills are recommended for users of this trail.

Large amounts of the eastern half the Kekekabic were burned in the 2007 Ham Lake Fire.  Be prepared for open and sunny conditions.  Trees for hanging food packs may be hard to find, bear resistant food containers are recommended.  Plant regeneration is vigorous, and the pathway grows over quickly.  It may be difficult to locate in some areas.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Portions of this trail are closed due to the Spice Lake Fire from the BWCAW boundary west of the Gunflint Trail to the series of portages between Thomas Lake and Ima Lake. For more information view the Forest Order HTML.
Reservations: Not required.  See permit information 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: Grand Marais, Minnesota
Water: Bring or filter or boil water from streams and lakes.
Restroom: Wilderness latrines at campsites.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Gunflint Ranger District Email | Call | Address | Webpage

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