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A great taste of the boundary waters

Summary for those wishing to avoid a wall of text: The Angleworm Lake hiking trail is great if you... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Matthew D
Short hike or long haul? You decide!

The walk back to get to Andgleworm Lake is lengthy, but secluded and well traveled. If you continue... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Kimberly A
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness scenic lake which is an entry point for canoeing.
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Summary for those wishing to avoid a wall of text: The Angleworm Lake hiking trail is great if you want are looking for an intense hike through dense back country and do not minding climbing over a beaver dam. If you are just looking for...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The walk back to get to Andgleworm Lake is lengthy, but secluded and well traveled. If you continue on, the trail gets more challenging as you go. Backpacked and spent two night out here - need a permit - and it's a beautiful, moderate trip.

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 9 July 2016

OK, the portage of over 2 miles is tough but that is the payoff. No noise, no crowds and peace and quiet for your whole stay! Find a point sticking out to reduce bugs. Fish for Northerns mostly.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Although you could complete the entire trail around Angleworm Lake in a single (long) day, it is best enjoyed by slowing down and breaking up the hike by camping one or two nights. We spent an awesome 3 day, 2 nights backpacking here in September...More

Thank smalldog33
Reviewed 14 December 2014

It's about two miles in from the parking lot to the shores of Angleworm Lake. Along the way you go past a beaver pond, over a bridge, and through typical BWCAW scenery. We've always gone in August, and the bugs haven't been bad then.

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Bring your bug repellent or wear netting over your face. Beautiful hike. A little long but a great workout. The lake is beautiful. A good three hour expedition. Pack a lunch. It's beautiful once you reach the lake.

Thank collegemom131619
Reviewed 26 March 2014

A long day trip into the Boundary Waters but it was a great outing for the family and we enjoyed finding and seeing the pictographs.

2  Thank Becki R
Reviewed 26 November 2013

A lo-o-o-ng hike through the trees gets you to this big lake. A trail of sorts goes around it in 14 miles. If you like hiking in the forest, this is a good hike. If you want big views, go elsewhere.

2  Thank Lynn E
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Angelworm Lake is really nice. Very pretty and serene. The views from around the lake are great. However, WARNING FOR HIKERS. There is a 'trail' that goes around the lake but because it is a Wilderness Area THE TRAILS ARE NOT MARKED. They want to...More

3  Thank AmericanExplorer8500
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