Kadunce River Hunter Walking Trails


Kadunce River Hunter Walking Trails were developed for the conservation of ruffed grouse and woodcock and to provide hunting opportunities for these upland birds.  They also provide good habitat for birders to observe these and other species.

The area consists of several miles of interconnected loops through forest and openings.  Bring a map of the area when you visit.

You are allowed to hunt from the trail in this area.  You are also allowed to travel off trail.

There is no ATV or OHV use in the area, these are strictly walking trails.

Downloadable map and information.

As you hike or hunt, remember to Leave No Trace.  It is part of a good hunting ethic.

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead and prepare. Remove flagging.        
  • Use trails when possible.
  • Dispose of waste properly.  Pack out shell casings, and remove dog litter when possible.
  • Minimize use and impact of fires.
  • Respect wildlife.  Keep dogs under control, and don't allow them to chase other animals.
  • Leave what you find.  Sight-in rifles away from hunting areas, don’t use  signs, trees etc. as targets
  • Be considerate of other visitors.  Be aware of your field of fire and where other trails are located.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Hunting requires a valid Minnesota Hunting License.  Visit the MN DNR for more details.
Open Season: Trails are always open, see MN DNR for hunting seasons.
Closest Towns: Grand Marais
Water: None
Restroom: None
Information Center: Gunflint Ranger District 218-387-1750

General Information


Kadunce River Hunter Walking Trails are located off the Trout Lake Rd (FR 140), just south of Trout Lake

  • From MN 61, turn north on Co. 12 (Gunflint Trail) in Grand Marais.
  • Follow Co 12 about 15 miles north.  Turn right on FR 140 (Trout Lake Road).
  • Travel 5 miles to the Kadunce Hunter Walking Trails.


There is parking at the trail entrance off of FR 140.  Do not drive past the gate into the Hunter Walking Trails area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Small Game Hunting

Game Bird/Waterfowl

The Kadunce River Hunter Walking Trails were primarily designed for upland bird hunting.  There are no waterfowl opportunities on these trails.

Species Ruffed grouse, woodcock.

Winter Sports

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