Explore the most popular National Parks 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
21 days ago

Bead Lakes is a 4 km loop trail along Highway 10 in Riding Mountain and is a gorgeous place for a hike.

I hiked the trail in the fall which made for a beautiful setting with the changing colours of the leaves. The scenery was really pretty as the trail followed through the forest and passed by a few lakes. There were great views! The trail was moderately challenging with some inclines but it was more than manageable.

I spotted lots of fresh bear scat along the trail but didn't see any bears, although be aware that they are definitely in this area.

Fantastic hike and one of my new favourites in the park!

hiking
21 days ago

The Arrowhead Trail is a moderate 3.4 km loop just off Highway 19, a short drive from Wasagaming.

The trail follows through the forest and passes by a lake close to the beginning, which you can catch some views of through the trees. It is a pretty hike with some gentle inclines and sloped sections along the way, adding a nice manageable challenge.

The trail was well maintained and is beautiful both in the summer and the fall, although be prepared for lots of mosquitoes in the summer. Fall was a much more enjoyable time to hike there as I was able to stop and take photos without being eaten alive immediately.

Would recommend!

This past summer, I hiked to Bald Hill along the J.E.T. Trail in the North Escarpment and it was an absolutely gorgeous and scenic hike with the good amount of challenge involved. The trailhead is located a 45 minute drive along Highway 19 from the Wasagaming townsite. It is rated difficult and was definitely a workout for the legs.

The trail was beautiful and passed through forest and along the edge of the valley with gorgeous views of the escarpment along the way. There were lots of ups and downs, with some steeper inclines, but it was not quite as strenuous and difficult as I was expecting.

You will eventually arrive at a junction in the trail, with a sign. Someone has scratched Bald Hill on the sign with an arrow pointing straight ahead. Follow straight ahead for about 7 minutes and you will find yourself climbing onto the narrow and rocky ridge at the Bald Hill Lookout. Although it is not an official trail, don't let that deter you. The trail is easy to find and follow. The hill is literally bald - it is just rocks and nothing else, with very steep edges. The rocks are flat and slippery and the ridge is narrow, so be careful how close you get to the edge. The views of the surrounding hills, valleys and forests were absolutely stunning from the top of Bald Hill!

You hike back to the trailhead along the same path. It took me around 4 hours to complete the round trip hike and in total, it is around 11 km.

I would recommend this hike for those looking for scenic views and a good challenge. Wear proper hiking boots/shoes and long pants, as there is some poison ivy along some parts of the trail.

Whenever I visit Riding Mountain, I always hike the first section of the Kinosao Trail leading to Kinosao Lake and then come back to the parking lot along the Brule Trail.

The trail leads through the peaceful forest to Kinosao Lake. The trail is fairly easy and flat with only some minor up and downs. Once you reach the lake, you will see a lovely boardwalk section of the trail, which makes for some beautiful photos.

Kinosao Lake is a gem. In the early morning, the water is so calm and the atmosphere is so serene. You can sometimes hear loons. There is always a canoe laying under a tree at the edge of the water by the dock with paddles and life jackets underneath it, for anyone to take out onto the water. I always love photographing the lake from the dock and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere among nature. There are also great views of the lake (and photo opportunities) right after crossing the boardwalk heading back on the trail, with a bench positioned along the water.

Would highly recommend hiking this trail, especially in the early morning when you will experience the tranquility at the lake. Gorgeous place!

hiking
21 days ago

The Brule Trail is a favourite of mine in Riding Mountain and is always a go-to hike when I am in the park.

The trail is a loop leading through the peaceful forest to Kinosao Lake. The trail is fairly easy and flat with no elevation gain or uphill sections. Right before reaching the lake, you cross a lovely boardwalk section of the trail, which makes for some beautiful photos.

Kinosao Lake is a gem. In the early morning, the water is so calm and the atmosphere is so serene. You can sometimes hear loons. There is always a canoe laying under a tree at the edge of the water by the dock with paddles and life jackets underneath it, for anyone to take out onto the water. I always love photographing the lake from the dock and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere among nature. There are also great views of the lake (and photo opportunities) right after crossing the boardwalk heading back on the trail, with a bench positioned along the water.

Would highly recommend hiking this trail, especially in the early morning when you will experience the tranquility at the lake. Gorgeous place!

hiking
23 days ago

A great hike with a lot of different terrain that keeps you interested all the way. We had cold north winds...snowy sections...warmer sunny stretches...we had all 4 seasons. . Awesome day!

hiking
27 days ago

It was an easy hike...not many spots to stop and enjoy a view.

I went with my grade twelve classmates and it was so beautiful and so scenic! Loved it so much! Would definitely recommend good footwear lots of steep hills and slopes. So worth it though!

backpacking
1 month ago

I went with my grade twelve classmates and it was so beautiful and so scenic! Loved it so much! Would definitely recommend good footwear lots of steep hills and slopes. So worth it though!

Nice hike to beautiful lake with dock.

1 month ago

Great hike. Benches and Dock at the lake. Optional short route. Will do again.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Lake views are amazing!

on Brule Trail

hiking
1 month ago

A 4km loop trail with an option for a turnoff to do a shorter 2km loop. An enjoyable, easy trail for families with Kinasao lake as a scenic destination. Minimal undulation and drier than the nearby arrowhead trail. Approximately a 1 hour investment at a medium pace with young children.

on it right now! love it

Little muddy all the way along, beautiful lake views, uneven terrain

We biked the trail and went through to the owl junction to the cabin and back (extra 10km). lots of bumps and roots makes it seem alot harder than it is but great exercise!

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty and pretty straightforward!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail conditions. We will give that another hike in the future. Bench on the lake was a nice touch❗

hiking
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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.

It’s a nice easy going trail with a great view of Clear Lake!!

3 months ago

Had a wonderful time biking with our family! The best was the surprise of the canoe at the lake! Thank you!

hiking
3 months ago

Wet trail, muddy in some parts due to rain so trail was slick. Very scenic, moderately easy hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is currently closed due to high bear activity!

hiking
4 months ago

This is probably my favourite trail in this park. It has a lot of ups and downs and some scenic overlooks as well. I have started stashing my bike in the bushes close to the washroom near the top of the trail and hiking up and biking down on the road. An hour up and ten minutes down.

hiking
4 months ago

so beautiful and quite, a quick little canoe around the lake made the whole day so much fun :D

Nice hike but LOTS of poison ivy. Be prepared.

If you’re following the official park route you will end up at a much different ending then this trail shows on here. We were planning on doing the BaldHill route and then skipping over to the GorgeCreek route for the way back. This AllTrails trail takes some detour somewhere. Some reception during the trail but not where we supposed the detour was to happen. The trail is pretty challenging going WEBO. Note: if you take the official trail, do not try to cut through the farmer’s field back to the park entrance. You will be bushwacking for about 3/4 of a mile. Not worth it.

6 months ago

Great Lake loop! Ran into some bears as well!
Great changes in trail conditions, mostly dry, however does have some muddy spots. Try it out

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