Herriman Lake Trail Description:
From the paking lot, it is .4 mile to the Echo River Picnic Site. This scenic day-use site is not in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

However, if you hike on to Little Vermillion, Dovre, or Herriman Lakes, or south along the Echo River, you will enter the BWCAW.

  • Pack your swimsuit and a picnic lunch for the sand beach on Little Vermillion Lake.
  • Enjoy the scenic views of oxbows along the Echo River. Take your binoculars, or a bucket for blue berries in mid-July. If the berry crop is good, you may find easy picking on the rocky loop at the end of the trail.
  • Feel a sense of solitude as you hike through mature red and white pines among rock outcroppings on the Dovre Lake Loop.
  • Take your camera to capture the blaze of fall colors around Herriman and Knute Lakes at the end of September. The maples, aspens, and oaks are also beautiful along the Echo River and Dovre Loop.