38.5 mi∞ ft∞ ft

The Kekekabic Trail or “The Kek”, is a 41-mile point-to-point hiking trail that stretches through the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The western trailhead is northeast of Ely, near Snowbank Road; the eastern trailhead is on the Gunflint Trail, northwest of Grand Marais.  The Kek is an official section of the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Visitors will experience all the BWCAW has to offer: backcountry remoteness, primitive trails, pristine nature, and solitude. Camp near numerous crystal clear lakes, enjoy the waterfalls between Agamok and Mueller Lakes, walk in mixed growth forests, trek through wolf, moose, bear and beaver habitat, and, without doubt, find a lot of amazing views.

The Kekekabic travels through remote wilderness areas. It is suitable only for experienced hikers due to its rugged and hilly terrain. Map and compass skills are needed for users of this trail.

Aside from your map and compass, keep an eye out for blue blazes (blue diamond markers), cairns (rock stacks), and bits of ribbon to stay on the trail.

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