Explore the most popular lake 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.

3 days ago

This road can be a little rough with some rocks and a few large potholes. But if users stay off it when it’s wet the road is pretty good. I’ve got my minivan in there in the fall with no problems. Great walleye lake when their biting!

Great snowmobile trail into Armit Lake. Good portion of the trail is part of the groomed Snoman trail.

Very nice trail. The bridge was about half way - nice place to stop and enjoy the scenery. Good trail to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

horseback riding
13 days ago

Great trail for horseback riding!

trail running
13 days ago

Great paved paths for running through the park.

16 days ago

Beautiful views to some of the clearest lakes in Manitoba!

Great winter trail!

An easy walk with some nice spots along the water

2 months ago

Well groomed for snowshoeing

3 months ago

In winter with new fresh snow this trail is gorgeous!

I did the full loop in winter time. No mud, fresh snow. Enjoyed a lot the entire trail. There were moose footprints along the trail.

Easy trail for a 2-day hike, or loop can be completed in a day. Access to Jackfish Lake is not very good, and first cabin was full when we visited, so bring a tent if visiting on a weekend.

6 months ago

My friend and I hiked the whole Hunt Lake Hiking Trail on August Long Weekend including the backloop that goes into Ontario. We completed it in 7 and a half hours. 5 hours on the non-maintained back loop and 2.5 hours on the main trail. It's easiest to hike the trail counter clockwise since all the signs are in that direction and the trail is heavily grown in past the shelter. The first kilometre from the main trail to the visitor centre turnoff wasn't too grown in. After the visitor centre turnoff the trail was really grown in. You could barely tell there was a trail. You would have to look at the ground and see if there was a packed trail to know that was the trail. There wasn't a beaten trail going over the first beaver dam crossing so we were pushing through chest high grass and foliage. After the first creek crossing over the new log bridge the trail got worse. There is not much of a trail due to the new plant growth because of the logging that happened years ago. We just looked for ribbons and headed towards them. The trail crossed another beaver dam and went back into old forest and that's where we lost the trail for awhile. There wasn't much ribbons and there wasn't much sign of a trail so we just bushwhacked for a bit and saw a ribbon and got back on the trail. Just before the second crossing there was more logging so there wasn't much of a trail again. We just walked towards the old logging road which was just tall grass now. We could find where the trail went back into the bush and across the creek so we just bushwhacked to the creek and walked along it till we found the rocks that we could hop across to the other side since there was no bridge. We found the trail again on the other side of the creek and made our way to back into Manitoba across the border. The worst part of the trail would have to be the section between the border and the shelter. The trail was almost non existent. Very little ribbons and thick bush. The back loop is possible just very tricky and not well marked. You need a GPS track of the trail. I marked the trail a lot but there is still sections that I didn't mark because I didn't know if where we were walking was the actual trail. I used a whole roll of ribbon. We probably walked over 100 downed trees, lost the trail 10 times and had to stop and look to see where the trail was many times. The best time to do the loop would be in the fall or spring when there is no leaves or tall grass. The fly's and mosquito's were horrible, they would be constantly flying around your head.

6 months ago

Did this one with no prior hiking experience and found it a little difficult but very rewarding. Made me really grateful to be healthy, mobile, and agile. Didn't bring enough water for the hike back - lesson learned. Also, some paths fork so got lost and made a little loop once and realized we need to be aware of general directions: sun and water to our left heading to the bay and sun and water to our right going back. Did the hike in 7 hours. Learned that enjoying the hike (sights, sounds, smells, and company) is more important that making good time. For future hikes, and there will be more, starting earlier is better to allow for nature enjoyment rather than beating records.
"To walk in nature is to get to know the Creator." -B

This is not a biking trail like the five of diamonds over at falcon resort which is biking trails but requires a good downhill full suspension bike. You will kill yourself if you attempt the falls section on the southwest side along with the loop which goes around McGillivray Lake. The blue highway route is the section you want for mountain biking and is probably the best trail in Manitoba for intermediate mountain bikers. 1 star in 2017 because the falls washed out the trail and made it difficult to just hike, 5 stars for blue highway route though!

Really good hike, beautiful scenery, lots of spots to hop in the lake and cool down. Trail challenging, but well marked. Definitely will do it again.

7 months ago

We loved this hike. The deep crevices made for high viewing of the lake. It was short enough to take our 4yr old child through and not too buggy. Just if you bring a child, make sure you keep them close as the first view point is a high cliff.

First half is a hard slog through mud with not much to redeem it. If I did it again (which I probably won't), I'd start at the trail end, go halfway, and come back. Better views and more wildlife that direction. But there are much better trails in this area, such as Gorge Creek.

8 months ago

Great trail even for young children. Well groomed but has light traffic

Very easy trail for the whole family. There were a few short inclines but nothing to serious. We found lots of blueberries along the trail as well as a few wild raspberries and even a strawberry.

8 months ago

Long challenging trail that doesn't give you the scenic reward. This demanding trail follows along Hunt lake than to West Hawk Lake. Terrain is tough with bogged out areas, overgrown paths and partial up and down climbs.

Would recommend if preparing for a longer hike or just love a good tough day trail.

Would not recommend for first time hikers or hikers who expect a view at the end.

Items: Lots of water, food/snacks, good pair of hiking boots and hiking poles.

8 months ago

Nice trail, more ups and downs than expected and lots of people.

An absolutely beautiful place to just go and sit. Very scenic!

Trails were nicely groomed. Signage was good. Definitely an enjoyable experience.

8 months ago

Nice trail, will reward you halfway a beautiful scenery of Lake Kinosao and sometimes you just have to bring mosquito net during summer.

great trail...though has been washed out at the start so some boulder climbing and navigation was required. But the wife and 4yr old son made the whole trail easily. Will definitely do again!

This would be a 5 star review if the trail wasn't closed! I went yesterday and the hiking path has been completely wiped out. The walk ways and foot bridges have been wrecked by some weather conditions and so its not walkable. We followed the bike trail and it was ok but it didn't lead to the lake like we had driven out there for :( hopefully this path gets repaired soon!

9 months ago

Good hike. Good challenge. As previously stated. The hike is not a loop. It's an out and back. The trail itself, and the sights are pretty magical.

9 months ago

Great trail but tough to do if you are not used to it. It ends at the little hut. We spent at least 30 minutes looking for the trail because we went by the map with the red loop. It's all grown in past the Hut.

10 months ago

Great day hike with challenging vertical, lake views, and varied terrain for all day hikers. Good way to break in new gear if you are planning to do bigger treks like Mantario or Westcoast trail.

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