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Bass Lake Trail

County Road 116, Echo Trail, Ely, MN 55731
+1 218-365-7600
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Beautiful hike

My adult son and I selected the Dry Lake Loop (connects to Bass Lake Loop) to snowshoe. It was a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Randy E
A good hike

Terrain rough with ups and downs; tree roots and rocks, but scenery well worth it once arriving... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
seckora7
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Bloomer, Wisconsin
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County Road 116, Echo Trail, Ely, MN 55731
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My adult son and I selected the Dry Lake Loop (connects to Bass Lake Loop) to snowshoe. It was a vigorous 3 mile trip with a variety of scenery and terrain changes. We saw and heard snowmobiles a few times but it was a minor...More

Thank Randy E
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Terrain rough with ups and downs; tree roots and rocks, but scenery well worth it once arriving. Hiked just 3 miles total this time but would love to go further next time.

Thank seckora7
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This was a lovely trail to spend the afternoon on. The fall colors made it even more beautiful. There are different hiking options in this trail system.

Thank worldsojourners
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I had one day set aside for hiking while staying near Ely. This trail was conveniently nearby. I took the longer option around Bass Lake and enjoyed every minute of it. It was moderately challenging but not too strenuous so I got a good workout...More

Thank BethInOhio
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were going to rent bikes to ride around lake, but decided to walk instead. Nice serviced pathway to walk on, good for a easy relaxed walk.

Thank sandra1315312
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Bass Lake Trail has a short option - around Dry Lake - or a longer trail around Bass Lake. We chose Dry Lake hike. Waterfall, some elevation and it does get rocky in spots. Keep track of the trail and bring a map if you...More

Thank Kimberly A
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We have done bass lake and dry lake trail. This is a long hike (4- 6 miles depending on your route) but it is undeniably gorgeous. You feel like you are right inside the boundary waters and it looks just like it. It has a...More

Thank angiebaby007
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The two of us set off to hike the loop trail. We saw a big black wolf in the parking lot on the road. Another car saw it too. I know everyone says it's good luck. So we went on the trail anyway. We hiked...More

1  Thank Moo B
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was probably one of the top 5 hardest hikes I've done, I wonder if folks enjoy it so much that they forget the effort? We hiked to Dry Falls, then looped back around the 2 Dry Lakes. We were there for "peak" colors last...More

Thank bonnie c
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Bass Lake trail system is a must see if you are staying in the Ely area and enjoy hiking. There are different options to choose from depending on how ambitious you are. A must see is are the dry lake falls where there is...More

1  Thank MNBonefish
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