Bear Lake Hiking Trail

EASY 5 reviews
#12 of 18 trails in

Bear Lake Hiking Trail is a 6.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Division No. 1, Manitoba, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.1 km
42 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers




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.

3 months ago

Only raiting this a one because we couldn't do it, but I wanted to write a trail condition update for those who may be attempting it. We tried this on October 18, 2018. The creek that runs along the tracks has flooded due to a beaver damn and all of the recent snow/rain. We tried going through the water barefoot, but it was extremely cold and rutted. We couldn't tell how deep and we were a afraid of rolling an ankle in a whole and falling in. As it was, the water was already halfway up our shins and ice cold. We tried three different routes as we hate "quitting hikes" but we just couldn't find a way around the water and my feet were aching from the cold. If there has been a lot of rain/snow, check the conditions before attempting this one. We ended up going to McGillvray Falls instead.

5 months ago

One of my favourites. I don’t agree with the rating of Easy as the trail is in a state of disarray, with many fallen trees over the very overgrown, poorly marked path. Navigating the bog without getting feet wet is always a highlight, as well as scaling the short granite walls. It’s no Hunt Lake, but if you don’t have the time for that trail, don’t pass up on the Bear.

6 months ago

There's a bog right near the start that got the feet a little bit wet but they were mostly dry by the trails end. There's a nice little lookout at the end with a firepit that's a great place to have a lunch and fish from. Lost the trail at the end on the way back and had to hike through the bog.

6 months ago

7 months ago