Welcome to the Kekekabic Trail Club web site!

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Volunteer Manual
in PDF format (8.3MB)

Become a Member! Select the Kekekabic Chapter in the NCTA membership registration form.

Contact Us!

Kekekabic Trail Club
309 Cedar Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Email info@kek.org

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What are the best maps for a hiking trip in the BWCA?
The KTC has recommended McKenzie Maps because they tend to show the most accurate trail locations. Make sure your map is current (check the copyright date.) You'll see the detailed GPS traces made by the USFS/KTC partnership on the Kek, Pow Wow and Snowbank Lake Trails.

Site Links


Superior National Forest trail listing

Hiking trails in Canoe Country

Saw Training Manual

The Kekekabic Trail Club (KTC) is dedicated to preserving and maintaining backpacking trails of the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Reopening of the Kekekabic Trail!

You are invited to these two celebrations:

Ely Event

When: Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
Where: Superior National Forest - Kawishiwi Ranger Station, Ely MN (1393 Highway 169)
What: Join the Kekekabic Trail Chapter of the North Country Trail Association for a fun, FREE evening program and/or dayhike to celebrate 25 years of volunteer stewardship of this amazing Wilderness hiking trail!

(download event flyer [pdf])

Minneapolis Event

When: Tuesday, October 20th beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Where: in the Expedition Stage at Midwest Mountaineering in downtown Minneapolis
What: Join the Kekekabic Trail Chapter of the North Country Trail Association for a fun, FREE gathering to celebrate 25 years of hiking on the Kek and of a quarter century of volunteer stewardship of this Wilderness hiking trail!

(download event flyer [pdf])

Kekekabic Trail Guide—NOW AVAILABLE!

Trail Guide distributors include Midwest Mountaineering and Piragis Outfitters, and Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply. Contact them directly to purchase a trail guide in person or order over the phone.

See the North Country Trail Association map of the Kekekabic Trail. Note: data used to make this map is not up-to-date so use the map for reference purposes only.

Sulfide Mining Documentary

The Friends of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness have posted a 25-minute documentary regarding sulfide mining, online at www.preciouswaters.org. The website also lists connections for taking action.

Inquiries may be made to our email address:

Due to an incredibly high volume of spam email, please use "KEK" as the subject line of your email inquiries. If you don't receive a timely response, contact us via our mailing address (see below).

Join Our E-Mail Discussion Group
You can read the club's e-mail discussion group online! If you have questions about the trails or trips, are looking for camping hints, or whatever -- you're welcome to post to the mailing list as well. We also send news releases from the US Forest Service periodically. Just link here: Topica Kek-List or join below:
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Updated September 15, 2015