Bald Hill Trail via North Escarpment Trailhead is a 24.8 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Division No. 17, Manitoba, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
24.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
653 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

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.

backpacking
2 months 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!

6 months ago

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.

hiking
Monday, September 25, 2017

I recently did the scenic Reeve's ravine, Gorge creek , Bald hill loop of 21 KM. Breathtaking early fall scenery and the falling foliage opens up the trails especially Gorge creek this time of year. Excellent workout and much more scenery than one would expect in the middle of the prairies.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

This trail was incredible. It wasn't as strenuous as I anticipated, but there are a few pretty steep inclines. The views were stunning and the trail was easy to navigate. At the bald hill junction there was a 7 minute (hike) detour that takes you directly to bald hill. Even though it's not technically part of the trail, I highly suggest taking the detour! The views on top of bald hill are absolutely breathtaking!
I had my first bear encounter on this (Reeves Ravine) trail. Luckily the bear was more scared of me than I was of it, and it took off fairly quick. There was LOTS of poop along the trail, so the encounter didn't surprise me too much. Overall, a fantastic experience on this trail! Highly suggest it, but remember we are sharing these trails with wild animals who call the wilderness their home. Please, please, please be respectful and safe! :)

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 30, 2017