Rainy Lake Area
Oberholtzer Trail. 1.7 mile loop, easy. From just outside the Rainy Lake Visitor Center, trail leads to two overlooks to see the diversity of forest and wetland types
Rainy Lake Recreation Trail. 1.75 miles one-way, easy. Trail is along the park road, into the woods, and around rock outcrops, with forest, lake, and marsh scenery.
Park Road & Route 11. For road running, it’s possible to run on the Park Road for the ~2 miles to Rt. 11, and then along Route 11 east toward Island View or west toward International Falls . It’s popular with bikers. There’s no shoulder but the traffic is generally not heavy. There are a few spots with a dedicated bike path. From the Rainy Day Lake Visitor Center, it’s 12 miles to International Falls/U.S-Canada Border.
Tilson Ski Trails. There are 10 miles X-C trails maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. They can be used in summer for trail running. Access from Rainy Day Lake Visitor Center using the 1-mile Tilson Connector Trail.
Lake Kabetogama Area
Echo Bay Trail. 2.5 mile loop, easy. Wide path through aspens to pines, passing through lowlands and rocky outcrops. Three miles from the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center off Country Road 122.
Kab-Ash Trail. Long, strenuous trail with challenging footing. More of a backcountry hiking trail, advanced trail runners will enjoy!
Ash River Visitor Center Area
Blind Ash Bay Trail. 2.5 mile loop, moderate. For more advanced trail runners. Narrow, winding, rocky trail through a boreal forest, with spectacular scenery at the overlook. Trailhead is at the Kabetogama Lake Overlook near the Ash River Visitor Center.