Echo Lake Hunter Walking Trail


The Echo Lake Hunter Walking Trail is 13 miles total and is part of an area managed for ruffed grouse habitat. Ruffed grouse reach their highest densities in areas with a variety of aspen age classes. White-tailed deer, woodcock and nongame wildlife that require young forests also benefit. Timber sales were used to cut small patches (10 to 20 acres) of aspen and the timber haul roads are now used for the trails. 

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At a Glance

Restrictions: ATVs not allowed. 
Closest Towns: Orr, MN
Water: None available
Restroom: None available
Operated By: USDA Forest Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Louis County
Information Center: LaCroix Ranger District, 218-666-0020

General Information


The Echo Lake Trail is located 18 miles northeast of Orr, MN.

  • From Orr, take 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 116), turn right.
  • Access from the Echo Trail is 1.7 miles or 2.2 miles from the junction of County 24 and County 116.

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