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Brule River State Forest

The Stoney Hill Nature Trail

The 1.7-mile self-guided Stoney Hill Nature trail loop begins at the Bois Brule Campground. Displays interpret the natural and cultural history of the forest. Sections of the trail are steep, but a rest stop and overlook at the top of Stony Hill provides an enjoyable break, with a breathtaking view of the Brule River Valley. Pets are not permitted on the nature trail.

Stony Hill Nature Trail Map [PDF]

Historic Bayfield Road Hiking and Snowshoe Trail

The Historical Bayfield Road hiking and snowshoe trail is a 2.25-mile loop starting at a parking lot off Clevedon Road. The trail follows the first road between Superior and Bayfield, originally built in 1870, before looping back up Sugar Camp Hill. This trail has a connecting trail that leads to the Copper Range Campground.

Historic Bayfield Road Hiking and Snowshoe Trail Map [PDF]

North Country Scenic Trail

The North Country Scenic Trail winds through the forest for 16 miles as it makes its way from North Dakota to New York. It travels through many different ecosystem types and offers scenic views. Hikers can access the trail from multiple locations, including the Gaylord Nelson trailhead located 8 miles south of Brule along State Highway 27. Other trailheads are at Samples Road, Highway S and at the north end of Lake St. Croix on County Highway A.

North Country Trail/Brule-St. Croix Portage Trail Maps [exit DNR]

Brule-St. Croix Portage Trail

The Brule-St. Croix portage trail is 1.9 miles in length and dates back to the voyageurs who used the trail to travel from Lake Superior to the Mississippi River via the St. Croix. Offers an opportunity to see the headwaters of the Bois Brule River. It is part of the North Country Trail. Parking is available at the St. Croix Picnic Area off Co. Hwy. A.

North Country Trail/Brule-St. Croix Portage Trail Maps [exit DNR]

Hunter Walking Trails

All 60-plus miles of state forest hunter walking trails are open to hiking.

Hunter Walking Trails Map Packet [PDF]