Meet other people interested in Boundary Waters Canoe area. This group is for volunteers who want to help maintain the wilderness hiking trails in the BWCA. What's it like? Go site seeing at or visit

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Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Fort Snelling State Park Hike

    9 Friends of BWCA Trails | 5.00 5.003 | 11 Photos

    Another training hike exploring the path less travelled hiking in the hillsides between Fort Snelling and Mississippi upstream from Pike Island.  This hike is required... Learn more
  • September 28 · 1:00 PM

    Backpacking Tutorial and Hike at Afton State Park

    6 Friends of BWCA Trails | 5.00 5.001 | 6 Photos

    Hike at Afton State Park in September and get ready for the Eagle Mountain Trip in October! Join us for a slightly more rigorous, 2-3 hour trek through the up and down... Learn more
  • September 21 · 1:00 PM

    Hike Tamarack Nature Center

    3 Friends of BWCA Trails | 5.00 5.002 | 7 Photos

    Join us for a 1+ hour hike at the Tamarack Nature Center in north burbs.  Gently rolling hills with several loops for variety.  Deer, wild turkeys and an owl have been... Learn more
  • September 16 · 7:00 PM

    Discover BWCA Sioux Hustler Trail

    5 Friends of BWCA Trails

    The Sioux Hustler Trail is one of the most scenic backpacking trails in the BWCAW.  Martin Kubik, long time trail advocate, will guide us through the lens of a camera by... Learn more
  • September 7 · 4:00 PM

    Early Evening Hike

    2 Friends of BWCA Trails

    Join us for 3-4 mile (less than two hours hike) at the Terrace Oaks West community park located on the east side of County Road 11, 1/4 mile south of Burnsville Parkway.... Learn more
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Friends of BWCA Trails
Founded Dec 18, 2008

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    McKenzie Maps donates topo maps to BWAC trail maintenance volunteers.

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