Baldy Mountain Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Baldy Mountain Trail is a 2.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Division No. 20, Manitoba, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
94 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

No trip to the Ducks is complete without visiting Baldy Mountain. The view from up here is amazing! Baldy Mountain is known for being the highest point in Manitoba at 832 meters above sea level (2,727 ft), making it the highest point along the 563 km long Manitoba escarpment. The viewing tower and the trail have fourteen on-site interpretive signs that describe the fur trade, the early inhabitants, the first ranger's cabin and the resource rich land known as the "Ducks". Trailhead is situated on top of Baldy Mountain along with a picnic site. The slightly difficult trail descends and returns on Baldy Mountain's southwest slope. The maintained trail will take you past an old ranger cabin and stables (322 m from tower) before entering the loop trail. The full return trip is 2.9 km. A pleasant rest stop at the far end over looks a wetland. The trail crosses running springs and winds through mixed forests that are a century old. Early settlers in the area named it "Baldy" because forest fires had burnt it bare.

2 months ago

Needs tree clearly on the path many downed trees which made it more of a scramble then a hike in some areas. Also be prepared to walk through long grass as there is no packed ground, wood chips, or gravel. Over all the hiking trail just needed some TLC but a lot of fun! Very hilly so be prepared to be going downhill for half of it and uphill for the other half. Wife and I finished it in 51mins.

hiking
2 months ago

I wouldn’t rate this trail hard as I have done a lot harder trails that were rated less but I went June 8th and the trail was not managed at all. There were 2 massive trees that had fallen that required you to go deep off the trail to get around. That was also with the grass being almost 2ft tall on the trail.

Would have been more enjoyable if the trees that were impossible to climb over or under were cleared - this was also at the beginning of the trail.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 months ago