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Wilderness Project #3 – Sioux Hustler Trail Clearing

  • LaCroix Ranger Station 320 U.S. 53 Cook, MN, 55723 United States (map)

Difficulty Rating: Moderate**

Ranger District: LaCroix

Project Description: Join us for a Wilderness adventure on the Sioux Hustler Trail! The Sioux-Hustler Trail is a primitive 30-mile loop hiking trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A highlight of the trail is the Devil's Cascade, a 75 foot waterfall into a granite gorge near Lower Pauness Lake. This project will focus on clearing brush and vegetation from the south and eastern portion of the trail.

Volunteers will meet at the LaCroix Ranger Station for an orientation and to divide up gear before carpooling to the Little Indian Sioux River North entry point. The group will paddle and portage approximately 5 hours into the Lynx Lake area and set up a base camp. Each day volunteers will travel by canoe to reach the trail.

Meeting Location and Time: LaCroix Ranger Station August 31 @ 8:00 am

Fees: There is a $50 registration fee for all participants ($25 for students). This fee is refundable up to three weeks prior to the project.

RSVP: THIS PROJECT IS FULL. Fill out a registration form at the link below to be put on the waiting list. Registration deadline – August 17th.

More Details: The Northwoods Volunteer Connection provides some equipment for this project, see the Resources tab for more details including packing lists. Volunteers will be reimbursed $25 per day for the cost of food. Individuals may choose to bring their own food or to order food for the trip through a local outfitter. 

**Please note that canoe experience is preferred for this project.


Earlier Event: August 17
Pfeiffer Lake Campground Trail Project