Explore the most popular forest trails in Manitoba with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
6 days ago

A very pretty trail! Took me about 45min with a couple stops with my dog. Well shaded and beautiful trees. Nothing challenging here, and there is a look out tower (did not see much). Enjoy!

hiking
6 days ago

very nice hike, we started at the top and made our way down, still a bit of hiking up hill so you arent always going downhill. some pretty steep climbs and steep steps downhill so good footwear is definitely recommended; we saw a few fresh bear droppings but no bears. great views!

hiking
6 days ago

Ages 6 to 70, great views and terrain for all of us x

Great trail with challenging up's and downs, the view was beautiful and a great lunch spot at the end. On the way back to hunt lake found the trail wasn't well marked. Did it at a leisurely pace in about 6 hours with stops and with bringing my dog.

off road driving
10 days ago

We could only get about half way to the lake, route is impassible by smaller ATVs. Really wet swampy muskeg made it impossible for us.

nice hike with moderate elevations along the river.

hiking
10 days ago

Mix of shade and sun, lots of poison ivy tight into trail but a fun one. I enjoyed this one because of the amount of diversity of landscapes/trees. It says 1h30 but I did it in about 40min with my dog. I would hike/trail run this one again.

Lots of poison ivy on the trail and very overgrown grass onto the trail.

hiking
11 days ago

The Gorge is a gorgeous hike! Took 2 of us 2:40hr top to bottom then bottom to top in a rain storm which was invigorating :) I forgot how many stairs there were... lots, I won’t forget now. Awesome workout, gorgeous views. This still remains one of my favorites in RMNP. Hope to trail run next time! Ps this was 3 wks ago.

mountain biking
11 days ago

Trail was damp due to yesterday’s rain but in great condition. A misty morning but perfect for a ride, and we saw 2 deer.

I did this trail walking was not very exciting if you were looking for a trail to bike or the jog in and out I would recommend this trail.

Leisurely walk, no challenge. Nicely marked and maintained.

hiking
14 days ago

Great day for a hike. Took my son (12) and finished the trail in around 5 hours (2:06 in, and more leisurely out). Trail was challenging, but in great shape and very well marked.

Took this trail from the bridge sign in the Nutimik lake campground area to Sturgeon Falls. Fairly easy trail - we had 7 kids with us including one in a backpack carrier and everyone managed the hike no problem. Lots of nice lookout points especially the bridge and the rocks by the falls.

There's a bog right near the start that got the feet a little bit wet but they were mostly dry by the trails end. There's a nice little lookout at the end with a firepit that's a great place to have a lunch and fish from. Lost the trail at the end on the way back and had to hike through the bog.

easy hike. 25 minute walk in shoes one way. fine for children and dogs. not too sure why this is moderate. have your bear spray regardless.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful forest trail. Signage can be a little confusing at certain points

hiking
17 days ago

beautiful trail. a few moderate elevations to hike. a bench around half way to sit and have a snack.

would rate this trail closer to moderate rather than easy just because of the short but intense inclination in parts of the trail. I did this hike when it was raining all day for the entire hike. some of the views this hike offers are amazing as well as the information markers along the way. we had a bit of difficulty spotting some of the trail markers but it might just be because of the weather that day. love this hike!

hiking
18 days ago

beautiful hike to do as it's recently been marked making it easier to navigate. a few nice rest spots along the way that have some nice swimming spots. definitely not a hike for beginners or even novice hikers, it took my family and I close to 8 hours to do the whole thing including about a 30 min lunch break. very scenic and no bears/bear droppings sighted on this day. definitely bring at least 2 bottles of water per person as we ran out about halfway back. would not recommend doing this hike if it's supposed to rain or has recently rained, it rained on our way back and it made the smooth slate like rocks very slippery. all in all I would do this hike again if I get to a more fit physical state, this hike is NOT an easy one!

hiking
18 days ago

Overall wonderfully challenging hike and tons of beauty scenery. Son (12) loved it and so did my six year old. It seemed way too challenging but we figured we’d turn back when it did but made it 2km before weather turned.

Fantastic trail!

Went July 28th and the weather was perfect. Ate raspberries and Saskatoon berries along the trail. Very well marked and a lot of (minor) ups and downs. Just remember to wear bug spray!

Not that I was looking for water falls, but if you are this is not the trail.

Will absolutely do this trail again.

mountain biking
19 days ago

Great trail for a ride with the family!

This is a dog-dominated trail. Dogs are off-leash meters away from owners. There are many trails so dogs could be around the corner far from their owners. If you are not comfortable with dogs off-leash running around you, this is not a relaxing place to hike. I had a small dog on leash and huge dogs would run up to my dog almost trampling him. Not cool how owners do not follow on-leash signs. Disappointing hike.

hiking
20 days ago

Good trail but the only bad thing about it that there’s a lot of dog owners that have their dogs off leash which the park clearly says on their signs keep dog on leash.

trail running
20 days ago

always a favourite autumn morning run

It was a wonderful day and I loved it but not recommend for little ones my family of three with a dog did it in 5 hours. The trail has lots of rocks roots and slippery trail close to the edge of high rocks super dangerous but have to say I liked it.

hiking
22 days ago

Trail is currently closed due to high bear activity!

Hiked this trail as a warm up for the Mantario trail. Rocky terrain with some elevation change. Starting at 5:30am we beat the rush. By 7am we were at the trails end by west hawk. We stopped for a 45min lunch then turned around. We were back at the vehicle by 9:30am only passing one group who was just starting.
There were plenty of trail markings, and it was easy to navigate. The trail was quite challenging and our pace was aggressive. This is an excellent warm up trail for the Mantario.

23 days ago

The trail can be very challenging depending on how aggressive you timeline is. Your feet will be wet most of the trail. Losing the trail will likely happen at some point. The marking is good but some sections are tricky. The terrain is tough and can be very slippery after rain. Bear boxes and privys at all campsites.

Here is my experience:

Hiked the Mantario in mid September 2017

Day one: Started at the south trail head. With an early start and fresh legs we flew through the few beginning kilometres. We reached Marion lake this had been planned to be the end of the first day, But it was only 11:30am... Here is where the Three of us agreed on the new plan of completing the trail in 2 days. We set our sights on spending our first night Moosehead Lake. Our pace from Marion to Peggy had slowed significantly from earlier in the morning. Suffering by the time we got to Peggy we had a 45 minute break. From Peggy to Olive was gruelling. We all were extremely fatigued, and hurting. The days end was in sight. After the short jaunt Moosehead Lake we set up camp just in time to be hammered by a heavy storm. We ate in our tents, ran out in the rain to put our food in the bear box and fell asleep soon after.

Day two: waking up later than we had hoped, we ate packed up and headed on out. The trail to Mantario Lake was tough. The camp site was beautiful definitely would have made an excellent day to spend our second night if we had stuck to the 3 night plan. We filled up our water and pressed forward. Completely exhausted we agreed to skip the hike into Ritchie lake for water, the 800m round trip was not that appealing. This cost us as we ran out of water before reaching Big Whiteshell. Desperate we filled a bottle from a rainwater stream formed from the rain the night before. Best tasting water of the trip. Weakened but not defeated we dragged ourselves to Hemingway lake. As we reached the first shores of big whiteshell darkness began to fall. We came across a couple of campers at one of the sites. They informed us we still had 2 hours until the trail end. The last 2 hours were rough, body’s shutting down we hobbled the last stretch of the trail in complete darkness. This seemed to be the only portion of the trail with little to no markings, but we may have just missed them. A little while after loosing the trail a mere 400m from the end, we finally crossed the finish line. It may have been 10:45pm but it was still Day 2.

Day three: This was a recovery day. We were very very sore

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