|Type:||Day Hike - Loop|
|Distance (Total):||5.0 miles / 8.0 km|
|Hiking Season:||- All Year Long|
|Things To See:||- Lake Views - Wildlife - Woods|
|Rating:||Trail has not been rated.|
|Nearby Town:||Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States|
Trout Lake SNA offers 6000 acres of forest with 26 miles of shoreline on 11 lakes. Ten miles of primitive roads and trails provide access for hunting, hiking, or skiing. There are a number of primitive campsites on Spider, Trout, and Wabana Lakes. The rolling terrain provides scenic views over area lakes wrapped with maple, aspen, birch and scattered pine in the Trout Lake SNA.
The most outstanding natural feature of the area is Trout Lake. This pristine lake has very little development and its clear waters shine a beautiful sky-tinted blue. Trout Lake is popular for fishing lake trout and splake, bass, northern and panfish. Spider Lake has very little development with several quiet bays and over two dozen primitive campsites. Spider Lake is an excellent lake for walleye, northern, bass, and panfish. Bee Cee and Moonshine Lakes are stream trout lakes; Day and Moore Lakes support bass and panfish.
Loons, herons, and beavers are frequently observed on these lakes. Black bear, fishers, and timberwolves have been observed in the area. Eagles and osprey nest in the vicinity and are occasionally sighted.