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Bell River Canyon Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Division No. 20, Manitoba, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.1 miElevation gain1250 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashCampingHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeBlowdownMuddyHistoric site
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The Bell River Canyon is known as the "Grand Canyon of MB", arguably the biggest, broadest, yet still accessible canyons. The Gobbler's Knob, a large outcropping on the far side of the canyon, is the destination for the Bell Canyon view. This outlook is wonderful and worth the long hike which is 7.1km one way. There are no trail markers along the unmaintained trail and beaver activity has altered some of the trail, so bring some navigational material and appropriate gear. An additional, yet not as spectacular lookout exists another 600m beyond the hogsback turnoff. Note: Trapping, hunting and logging may be active in the area, so please contact the local government office to inquire about the status of these activities. The trail crosses Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation land and users are advised to contact the lands manager for permission to cross land.

Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce - Tourism Centre 1 (204) 734-3102 Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation Lands Manager 1(204)734-3054

This location can be easily visited in the winter via snowmobile. A groomed Snoman trail travels by the junction (signage posted) where you turn off to Gobblers Knob leaving a short 500 m trek through the along the hogsback to the "Grand Canyon" of the Bell River. An alternative and more difficult route to the lookout would be to trek the Bell River upstream from PTH #10 to Gobbler Knob. This would be a strenuous trek and only recommended for the most experienced hiker/climber. This trail is un-maintained, therefore use at own risk.

To locate the trailhead, find a side road running east into the Porcupine Mountain 1.5 km north of the Bellsite turnoff. The condition of this road will depend on logging activity. There is an alternative trailhead which is part of the Snoman trail. This trail is 1 km in length but note, there is no parking space available.

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B Stephen
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HikingMuddyRocky

The trail itself isn't much, but the view at the end is worth it. Probably one of the best views of the valley along with pikes peak. Wear good shoes and expect a lengthy walk uphill to reach it. Took me a out 2.5 hours total of walking. I would recommend the app's tracking map.

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Nicole W
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Old logging roads most of the way with not much of a view. Trails aren’t marked so follow the alltrails map, roads going in multiple directions. Bring bug spray, lots of mosquitoes. Finally all of a sudden there’s a little hiking trail sign on the left side about 6km in or so. Little trail goes off, overgrown but follows the ridge line and has beautiful views of the surrounding area. For the second nice view we went back to the trail then just wandered thru the Forrest to the other side about 100m. View was worth the hike, didn’t seem optimistic when we started. Hiking up most of the way there, then we ran back down. Took about 2hrs.

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Valley Trails
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Hiking
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My Favorite View in the Area!!!!

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Kristian Andres
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