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Best trails in Whiteshell Provincial Park

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Looking for a great trail in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba? AllTrails has 32 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Whiteshell Provincial Park ranging from 1.9 to 27.8 miles and from 866 to 1,253 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Whiteshell Provincial Park
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672,373 acres
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Top trails (32)
#1 - Hunt Lake Trail
Whiteshell Provincial Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
The terrain is pretty rugged as the winding trail follows alongside the shore of West Hawk Lake, passing through forested areas (some overgrown areas with a narrow path through the bush), involving steep climbs and descents on rock walls and has lots of roots and rocks on the path. The rocks are slippery in some areas so watch where you’re stepping. There are amazing scenic views of the lake along the way with some great swimming spots to take a refreshing dip. Close to the beginning of the trail, there is a really cool cave in a vertical rock wall with trees growing through the rocks that makes for great photos. The trail is mostly shaded but there were some areas in full sun. The trail ends at a quiet cove on West Hawk Lake with flat rocks for sitting and a shelter and fire pit at the 6 km mark. It is an awesome place for swimming, relaxing and enjoying lunch. The atmosphere is so peaceful! There are beautiful panoramic views of the stunning natural beauty. The trail is well marked and maintained for the most part. There are some downed trees across the path. It is fairly easy to see where the path is leading though on the way to the end point. There are blue arrows posted on trees and colourful flagging tape to guide the way. On the way back, there are some areas where it can become confusing to know which way the trail led, as there are multiple well worn paths. If you find out you have taken the wrong path, just backtrack and find a sign or try another way. A good tip: when in doubt, climb up! There could be better signage on the way back as most of the signs are facing the opposite direction. Consider wearing hiking boots with ankle support, not runners and definitely not flip flops. It’s very easy to misstep and lose your footing on the rocks. Bring a swimsuit and quick dry towel for swimming at the various spots along the way and at the end of the trail. Make sure to bring sufficient water and food - at least 2 litres of water is recommended. The length of time will depend on your fitness level andhow long you want to stop for breaks, but 3-6 hours is a good estimated range. Show more
#2 - Pine Point Trail
Whiteshell Provincial Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
The first part of the hike to the Pine Point Rapids was flat and easy, along a wide path. There is a fork in the trail where you could continue on the wide path for 2.4 km to the rapids or take the self-guiding trail for 2.7 km, which follows along a narrower path along the river. The first set of rapids are pretty and there were lots of large flat rocks to get some good photos and views of them. There were fire pits and picnic tables on the large rocks as well. The hike leads to two other small falls/rapids and it is very scenic with gorgeous views at various points along the way. This second section is slightly more challenging than the first part of the hike, as the trail leads over a rocky landscape and through the forest, with some ups and downs to maneuver. It is also much less busy on this section and makes for a peaceful atmosphere.Show more
#3 - McGillivray Falls Self-Guiding Trail
Whiteshell Provincial Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
The trail starts off by passing over a temporary bridge over the rocky waterfalls (there will likely be no water flowing in summer) and climbing up a hill next to where the waterfalls would be. Upon arriving at the top, there are beautiful views of the river flowing to McGillivray Lake and surrounding landscape. The trail continus through forest before arriving to a viewpoint on the rocky Canadian Shield with even better views overlooking the river and lake in the distance and lush greenery. From there, the trail climbs down a steep rock and enters the thick forest up until it arrives at McGillivray Lake. The path is very narrow in this section and is overgrown on both sides with thick bush. A lot of bushwhacking is involved!. There are no views along this part of the hike. It would be nice if the trail had been better maintained in this section. There was also a lack of signage which may cause some confusion along the way when trees were downed across the path. Having the map downloaded will help a lot in these spots. The trail can be muddy and wet in some areas as well and you will probably want to be wearing hiking boots. Eventually, the trail leads up to McGillivray Lake. McGillivray Lake is gorgeous. There is a covered shelter and a firepit on the rocks overlooking the lake which is a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch. It is so peaceful! From McGillivray Lake, the trail follows along the same path as the one that led there. There is a junction in the trail with a number 10 on a post which is where you turn right to take the loop back to the parking lot. This section of the hike follows through a mixture of forest on a wider path and across the rocky Canadian Shield with great views of the landscape. Right before arriving at the parking lot, there is a steep climb down the rocky trail. Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked.Show more
#4 - Top of the World
Whiteshell Provincial Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 56 m
The trailhead is about a 15-20 minute drive east from the townsite of Falcon Lake on the South Shore Road which eventually turns into Ridge Rd. It is at the very end of Ridge Rd. Trail users are asked to park in the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes public parking lot at the bottom of the hill. There is a red modern outhouse available for public use at the end of this parking lot near the trail head. Parking is not permitted anywhere along the shoulder of Ridge Rd. or within the Falcon Trails Resort guest parking lots. To access the Top of the World trail you will start on the High Lake Trail which is a wider gravel path and begins right at the modern outhouse. You will follow this trail up the ridge for about 1km before coming to the Top of the World trail head. It is a little difficult to find and the signage could definitely be better, but following along with this route will help! The loop is along the rocky and forested landscape typical of the Whiteshell. The viewpoint overlooking Falcon Lake and the surrounding forest is gorgeous and there is a nice bench for sitting and admiring the views there. This is probably the highlight of the trail. The trail and views are worth the initial confusion and effort in finding the right path. We highly recommend this one!Show more
#5 - Mantario Trail
Whiteshell Provincial Park
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Length: 36.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Trail is well marked but challenging. This is a multi-day trip that should only be attempted by those with backpacking and back country hiking experience. Show more
#6 - Whiteshell River Bridge Trail
Whiteshell Provincial Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
A short trail on the edge of the Canadian Shield starting within the Nutimik Lake Campground, within Whiteshell Provincial Park, that leads to large lake wide rapids known as Sturgeon Falls, made possible by a new suspension bridge over the Whiteshell River.Show more
#7 - Amisk Trail
Whiteshell Provincial Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
#8 - Bear Lake Hiking Trail
Whiteshell Provincial Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Note: close to the end, there is a rocky hill you have to climb up and down and there is rope to help you with your balance if you need it. Bear Lake traverses rocky ridges through jack pine stands. The head of the Bear Lake Trail is found on Hwy 44 13 kms east of Rennie. Overnight camping is not permitted. Rubber boots are recommended as the trail is often wet.Show more
#9 - Falcon Creek Trail
Whiteshell Provincial Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
The trail follows over the rocky landscape and through forested areas. There is one very large rock positioned along the trail that was deposited there by glaciers back in the day, from the receding ice, which is interesting to see. You can also spot lots of quartz veins in the rocks along the trail. The trail had some ups and downs along the rocks, but overall, is an easy hike. The trail is well-marked. Show more
#10 - Cabin Lake Trail
Whiteshell Provincial Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
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