hiking
bridge out
bugs
off trail
rocky
6 hours ago

Really amazing , nice views at cliff

hiking
muddy
8 hours ago

Ticks are out! Knocked 3 off myself, and never went off the trail. Also one of the muddiest trails in the area but other than that its great! Hiking poles are a big help balancing yourself through the super muddy parts.

hiking
muddy
rocky
9 hours ago

Easy trail for beginners. A guide dog led us all the way. But plenty of mosquitoes so come prepared.

hiking
bugs
off trail
9 hours ago

Trail is poorly labeled at the beginning, as everyone mentions, follow ECO cabin trail signs and then you’ll see signs for “top of the world”. Very clean, please take your garbage out with you. Beautiful bench at the top to enjoy the view. It’s “hilly” but not too difficult . Regardless of that GORGEOUS trail. I’d go back 110%

Gorgeous trail, fall is right at the beginning but it’s very clean and well taken care of. Not hard at all.

hiking
11 hours ago

Jessica lake loop c. Nice and easy trail! Lots of flowers along the edges! Cambrian rock and forest throughout!

hiking
muddy
over grown
20 hours ago

I’ve been on quite a few trails the past few years but this trail has been one of most difficult yet rewarding trail. It was quite windy and muddy when we went recently. I highly suggest starting early as you may wander off the trail due to the lack of signage we saw. Bring A LOT of water as well

hiking
bugs
2 days ago

Great, quick trail. Pleasantly surprised that is was a little more difficult than I thought it would be. Mosquitoes are pretty bad. There is not much for water features.

hiking
bugs
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
over grown
rocky
4 days ago

great trail, narrow and rocky reminded me of hiking near hope bc. a little overgrown in places and a little confusing trail markers but kinda added to the adventure. took us three hours with stopping lots for scenery, beautiful place.

hiking
bugs
muddy
4 days ago

Did an overnight trip from the South trailhead to Caribou West. The trail was wet and muddy in spots but otherwise the conditions were perfect. I just love the varied terrain and views, saw many beautiful wildflowers along the way including lady slippers, as well as many birds, turtles and a beaver when we arrived at camp. Did the full trail from North to South in Sept. 2017 and hope to do it again soon!

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Beautiful trail! Not difficult but you do have to watch your footing due to exposed rocks, roots and exposed shield. A bit muddy in spots but easy to go around. The Amisk Trail with short trail to river only 4.2 kms. Very well marked.

Great trail! Total time 2 hours and 20 minutes which included a lunch stop.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
5 days ago

Decided to try out hunt lake trail after a friend recommended it to me. The trail beginning shows us a nice trail map and more information about the trail. It says to “allow 6 hours” total mostly due to the dramatic elevation changes and the fact that there’s a nice shelter/rocky shore where you can sit and enjoy the view. Overall a great trail with minimal ticks and bugs and beautiful scenery everywhere. Would not recommend young children to go and complete the whole 12km as it does get draining, but we did see many kids enjoying themselves at the caves and rock crevices so there is always the option of turning around. Very well marked (even though we did end up accidentally off the trail a few times) and if you do not see any markings on trees or rocks for a few minutes, most likely you have wandered off the trail. Bring lots of water and sunscreen! Recommend at least 2L of water for the trail.

mountain biking
bridge out
5 days ago

this is an very easy trail I had my 3-year-old brother do it and he could do it again and again The view is amazing you can do this phone too and up and they will not get tired this is an awesome awesome awesome trail you should try it

hiking
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

I would definitely recommend this trail but it is very uneven ground and feel bad for the people in flip flops and flats I seen on my hike and not very good for small dogs as my 90lb dog even had a hard time

backpacking
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

I hiked a portion of the Mantario Trail from the south trailhead to Caribou Lake West as an introduction to this trail. This was my first backcountry hike/camping experience with a few friends who had a lot of combined experience on this trail. We hiked approximately 20 km round trip (10 km to Caribou Lake and back) and camped in the west campground at Caribou Lake. The hike was challenging (especially while carrying the weight of extra gear for camping), but very rewarding. There were lots of ups and downs over the granite rock face, including some steep climbs and descents. The trail led through forest (including burned sections from past fires), along the granite rock face in the Canadian Shield, across a river and a couple of creeks, and over two sets of train tracks. There were some very muddy sections in the lower forest areas, more so in the first section near the beginning of the trailhead, which were sometimes tricky to maneuver and required hopping across logs. Lots of roots and rocks, so definitely watch your footing to avoid tripping. Hiking poles helped tremendously! There were beautiful views along the hike while on top of the granite rock of the surrounding forest, Caddy Lake and Whiteshell River. The trail was pretty well marked and easy to follow with arrows posted on trees and bright flagging tape. I was expecting the bugs to be much worse than they actually were. There were definitely some mosquitoes, flies and ticks but they were not horrendous. I ended up having a total of six ticks by the end of the weekend (regular ticks, no deer ticks). Do frequent checks during the hike to spot them quickly! We didn’t encounter any wildlife during the hike, but bear spray is still a good thing to carry. At the Caribou junction, the sign was down but still visible laying in front of an old airfield tower foundation in the burned section of forest. The trail to the right (marked with flagging tape), leads 5 km to the Caribou Lake east campground and the trail to the left leads 2.5 km to the west campground. If you are hiking the entire trail, then you would camp in the east campground, as this is where the trail continues from. The west campground is suited for those doing an overnight on the trail. We headed to the west campground and the trail continued along a wider grassy path through forest and over rocks. This section of the hike to Caribou Lake was less intense and it was fairly flat, with not too many ups and downs. Closer to the campground, there was a fork in the trail with an arrow pointing right and left. The right trail look lesser traveled so we took the left trail to arrive at the campground (still not sure where the other trail leads). Before arriving at the campground, we passed three bear boxes (to store toiletries and food during the night) and the outdoor privy (toilet) was on the left side of the trail just before arriving to camp. Bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer for the toilet. Caribou Lake was absolutely gorgeous! The campground was situated on a small peninsula jutting out into the lake, among tall pine trees to provide shade. There were lots of flat spaces to pitch a tent. This was a very peaceful area, deep in the wilderness, with amazing views of the lake and so much natural, rugged beauty! It was definitely worth the effort to get there. There was a picnic table and fire pit at the campground as well. Bring ear plugs for the night, as you will be able to hear trains passing through. On the first day, it took us approximately 5.5 hours to hike the 10 km from the south trailhead to Caribou Lake, with some breaks for water/lunch/photos along the way and moving at a more leisurely pace. On the hike back to the trailhead, we completed the same distance in about 4.5 hours and were moving at a steadier pace with less breaks. This hike is good for experienced hikers and backpackers. If you are wanting to hike this trail or a portion of it, I would highly recommend doing a day hike on the Hunt Lake trail in preparation, as the terrain and level of difficulty is similar and is a good way to gauge whether you are ready for the Mantario. Come prepared if you plan to hike this trail. Wear sturdy and comfortable hiking boots/shoes, bring lots of water and a water filter and extra food. There is limited cell service along most of the hike. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this hike to experienced hikers with a good fitness level looking for a challenging and rewarding experience! I definitely felt pretty strong and empowered after completing a portion of this trail. Can’t wait to eventually hike the entire 63 km.

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