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Locator Lake Trail

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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Point to Point

1,221' 372 m

High

1,123' 342 m

Low

148' 45 m

Up

121' 37 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy reaching this interior lake where there is great swimming, camping, and picnicking to be had.

Live bait is prohibited.

Description

I have used this trail for years with my family. It is always a great day.

Arrive at the start of the trail by boat (there is a large dock with plenty of room). There is also canoe/kayak access on the other side of the point, although it can be difficult to reach due to reeds and bogs. I still try to land here every year, I just haven't hit it at the right time.

In general, the trail is marked and used just enough that you won't have any issues staying on the trail. You are going into the backcountry, so know that the trail is narrow and can be overgrown in some spots. The park has canoes and rowboats at the end of the trail. Keys can be obtained at the visitor center.

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Shared By:

Karie Churilla

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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Photos

This beautiful view of the lake looking northeast was nothing short of spectacular.
Sep 23, 2019 near Kabetogama, MN
Looking north to our first bit of boardwalk on the trail!
Sep 23, 2019 near Kabetogama, MN
Standing on the south shore looking onward to the cliffs of Locator Lake at the end of Locator Lake trail.
Oct 9, 2019 near Kabetogama, MN
Coming off the ridge line lookin onward to the trail ahead.
Sep 23, 2019 near Kabetogama, MN
Beautiful view of the beaver pond you pass along the way.
Aug 5, 2018 near Kabetogama, MN
Rock outcroppings intermittently guide you along the Locator Lake trail.
Oct 9, 2019 near Kabetogama, MN

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Jun 26, 2020
Tom Herr
Rustic trail with many ups and downs. My favorite hike in the park so far. Wolf scat on the trail. 4mi
Jul 28, 2018
Karie Churilla
I am not as fast as I used to be. Haha 2.4mi — 1h 20m
Jun 21, 2018
Heather Van Fossen
Jun 23, 2016
Cameron Giebink
Quick hike into an isolated chain of lakes packed to the gills with pike and bass. Rugged rocky outcrops emerge through dense forest for great vistas. — 1h 35m