Angleworm hiking Trail – The Show

Late fall we load up our backpacks and head out to the Echo Trail.  Our first hiking trip on BWCACAST brings us to the Angleworm Hiking Trail.  This 14 mile loop around Angleworm lake takes you along a high ridge overlooking the lake.  This provides some amazing views and reflections across the water.

There were a few trees left with the remnants of fall colors.  The golden leaves were just stunning to see reflected in the calm lake water.  We set up camp just up the shore from the lake and got a little fire going to cook our hobo dinners.  The Angleworm hiking trail is a great place to stretch your legs and get immersed in the wild surroundings.


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Artist:  Dan Tharp


Song: “Elements of Wishful Thinking”


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About Bill

I grew up in Alaska spending as much time outdoors as possible. Camping, hunting, and flying consumed much of my free time. Upon moving to Minnesota I found the BWCAW to be a place that allowed me to escape to the wilderness. I love being able to share this amazing place with all of you. I hope you enjoy the shows.


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5 Responses to “Angleworm hiking Trail – The Show”

  1. Andy February 10, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    Thanks for posting! Headed towards Angleworm for winter camping in a week or so. This made for a great preview of a lovely hike.

  2. Dan Tharp February 11, 2009 at 8:12 am #

    Wow….what can I say? I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you using my music for this latest video. Very very beautiful stuff, Bill. Just absolutely gorgeous scenery. It’s a perfect melding of music and video images.
    I really do appreciate your using my music again.
    Take care friend!

  3. Jason Schuh-Dodge February 8, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    Just recently found your site and have been checking out everything I can. I just recently started going to BWCA and I AM HOOKED. Ever since going last year, I have almost daily been thinking about my next trip. One question I had was about this specific trip you took to Angleworm Hiking Trail. As I am not as familiar with many of the trails up north (I am from Rochester, MN), how do you go about planning a hiking trip that would include a night or two stay? Is this something similar to when you camp at a normal campsite where you need to register and what not, or are there different rules for hike-in camping? Again, love the show and the website and look will keep watching for new info. Thanks!

  4. Bill February 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    @Jason Schuh-Dodge: I’ll do some digging on this for you and shoot you an email. The bottom line is there are specific hiking trails that allow “over night camping”. There are specific camping sites for hikers. The lake based camp sites are also usable by hikers, but they usually try to put a campsite or two that are more easily accessable by the hiking trail rather then the lake. The hopes are to ensure a place to sleep for the hikers with all the canoe groups out and about. If you go to and choose “Overnight Hike” from the drop down on the left you can reserve permits for the specific trails. Here are a list of the hiking trails you can camp on.

    Norway Trail
    Blandin Trail
    Herriman Lake Trail
    Sioux-Hustler Trail
    Angleworm Lake Trail
    Kekekabic Trail (east)
    Partridge Lake Trail
    Kekekabic Trail (west) / Snowbank
    Big Moose Lake Trail
    Brule Lake Trail
    Eagle Mountain Trail
    Border Rout Trail (west)
    Border Rout Trail (center)
    Border Rout Trail (east)
    Pow Wow Trail

  5. Peter February 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    You need to be tad carefully on the weekend you do Anglewrm. Since the trail is around the lake, you need to make sure you have a site on the other side when you get around. I have done this trail many times and find it better to do counter clokwise. The best site you will ever get is the one far up the lake. Looking at a map it would be the one on the right side of the lake. It’s about 4 hours from the start. It takes about 4 more hours to get around to the other campsite directly across from it. From there it’s about 3 hours to the trailhead. If you go on a busy weekend, M-day, 4th ect, you may not get a site on the other side of the lake if all parties walk in the same direction. It’s a great hike for beginers or childeren. Thiers a rock that sticks out of the lake that can be jumped off. I have never treated my water nor have I gotten ill from it.

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