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Border Route Trail BWCAW Trail Report as of May 23, 2021

In 2020 the Spring trips were all cancelled due to COVID 19 protocols. However, one trip was made in September 2020 resulting in the Rove Lake segment of the BRT (1.43) miles and the West Clearwater camp trail (0.3) miles being fully cleared.

In April and May 2021, six crews cleared 8.3 miles of the BRT. Note that the Pine Lake section has many trees fall and heavy brush in some place. As of May 4, most tree falls were step overs or a temporary path had been established around the problem. This is the currently most challenging section of the BRT This segment is slated to be cleared later this Fall.


Trail condition changes are subject to forces of nature resulting in tree falls that can occur at any time. Please be cautious if you must go off trail to get around tree fall as the terrain can be very uneven. Brush grow beck normally takes 3 or 4 years before it obstructs the trail

Please review the PDF linked here Wilderness Trail Conditions Summary for the specific conditions of the BRT, the Access Trails, and the Camp trails in the BWCAW.