Bird Lake Trail

Bird Lake Trail is 12 miles (19 km) one way and meanders through beautiful northwoods country with black spruce bogs and hills of aspen and birch. The picnic area overlooks Bird Lake. A canoe carrydown access to Bird Lake is provided.

Downloadable information and map

At a Glance

Fees: None required. 
Permit Info: None required. 
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles not allowed. 
Closest Towns: Hoyt Lakes, MN
Water: None available.
Restroom: Outhouse (Vault style) at trailhead.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Laurentian Ranger District Email | Call | Address | Webpage

General Information


The Bird Lake Recreation Area is located southeast of Hoyt Lakes.

  • Trail Access: Take County Highway 110 to the parking lot at the east edge of Hoyt Lakes.

  • Picnic Area and Trail Access: Take County Highway 110 to the parking lot at the Bird Lake Recreation Area, 4 miles southeast of Hoyt Lakes.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Picnic site is located on Bird Lake and has a fire grate and picnic table. 

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Trail is groomed for classic skiing only. 

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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