The Border Route Trail is a 65-mile long hiking
that crosses the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in the
far northeast corner of Minnesota (Arrowhead) and follows the
international border between Minnesota and Ontario, Canada. On the
Eastern side, it connects with the
Superior Hiking Trail and with the
on its western end at the Gunflint Trail (County Road 12). The Border
Route Trail can also be accessed through several spur and connecting
trails, allowing for hiking trips ranging from short day-hikes to
multiple day backpacking expeditions.
BWCA permits (Hiking
Entry Points 81, 82, 83) are required.
The trail was planned and built in the early 1970's by
the Minnesota Rovers with the DNR and US Forest Service.
Volunteer maintenance is currently
managed by the Border Route Trail Association.
In March 2009, a
bill was introduced
to reroute the North Country Trail to include the
the Border Route
Trail, and the
Campsites Along the Border Route Trail
Trail Clearing Volunteer Trips
River Cliffs Preserve