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Gorge Creek Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Division No. 17, Manitoba, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.2 mi Elevation gain 1,200 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Snow
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Michelle Gerrard
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Hiking

Great trail, nice elevation, moderately challenging

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Mark Jenkins
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Lindsay Leigh
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Hiking

No bugs, beautiful day. The colours of the leaves were breath taking.

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Melodie Kurys
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HikingWashed out

Did this trail both directions. A couple of steep spots which would turn muddy and be difficult to get up & down if there was a lot of rain. The trail was extremely dry with very little water in the creek. There was gorgeous views from the scree slopes on the hills of the gorge but the trail has been really washed out in this area and could be dangerous in some weather conditions. The parks department needs to do some trail maintenance in these areas. They are passable for now. There was LOTS of poison ivy on the trail and even though there were signs at both trailheads people were wearing shorts and standing in the poison ivy to allow us to pass. ???? We checked out when poison ivy is active and it is most active in the summer but the oil from the plant can last years. So there really isn’t a safe time to be standing in poison ivy. Wear pants and change your boots and pants and throw them in a plastic bag at the end of the trail if you want to be safe. There were nice picnic tables and washrooms at both trailheads which make a great place for a picnic! I would do this trail again but aim for a bit earlier in the summer when there is more water in the creek.

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Adriana C
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Nature trips

Found it difficult because there are lots of stairs and ups and downs, but a good workout that’s for sure! Some places are pretty steep and you can very easily go sliding down the hill if you’re not careful, especially on the rocky/gravelly areas, so that’s something to keep in mind.

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Adam B
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RunningGreat!

Ran this as apart of the epic East Gate race and loved every bit of it! Challenging but worth it.

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Kate B
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Hiking

Hiked as an out and back. Some sections with steep drop off. Not sure if I would do this if it is wet outside because of this. Beautiful scenery

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Gavin Pell
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Monique St. Germain
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HikingGreat!

We hiked this one on August 27, 2020. We parked near Birches picnic site (near the East Gate) so it would be uphill to start and downhill back. The trail is very steep at times - you need good shoes and either walking poles or have both hands free, and long pants are a good idea. It was challenging but rewarding - great views and lush greenery. I can see that this trail would be awful after a rain though, or during black fly season. We had no issues with bugs. We walked on the road back though. I couldn’t see how we could safely make it back downhill on the trail without walking poles.

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Shaun Beatty
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Brittany Thiessen
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

I hiked Gorge Creek on August 22, 2020. It is an 11.5 km trail between the top and bottom side. We started from the bottom side (trailhead closest to the east gate) as you get downhill on the way back. The hike followed through forest in the beginning and then began to open up to incredible views of the escarpment! It traveled along a narrow ledge on the side of the gorge with expansive views and beautiful scenery. There is a flat hill about 2.5 km into the hike which is a nice spot to enjoy snack or lunch. The trail re-entered the forest after passing along the gorge and it was so lush and dense (I felt like I was in a rainforest at times). There were lots of steep inclines and descents and some wooden steps leading up and down the gorge. Hiking poles are recommended! Some of the rocks were muddy and slippery when climbing. There were some creek crossings with wooden bridges along the way, if you need to fill up on water. There was LOTS of poison ivy along the trail so wear long pants. The mosquitoes were not bad in most areas with bug spray. They have definitely improved! After passing through the gorge, the trail continued through peaceful forest with some gentle ups and downs until you reach the other trailhead and turnaround point. There is an outhouse here if you need! The trail is 5.75 km one way. It took us around 4.5 hours to complete including stops and lunch. My FitBit recorded just over 400 metres of elevation gain. It was a challenging and rewarding hike. It is appropriately rated as difficult and was quite strenuous in some areas. The scenery and views were gorgeous and not something you would expect to see in Manitoba. This is one of my favourite hikes in the province.

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Benjamin Benjamin
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HikingGreat!

For an easier go bring two cars. Leave one at the Birch entrance near the east gate and enter the trail from the west. Makes it a mostly downhill hike. We had no bugs going on a windy day. Great views of the gorge and wild flowers. Couple hairy spots covered in shale walking beside steep falls so watch your step. Bring a bear bell.

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Roxanne Pahpasay
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Jessica Burtnick
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HikingBugsGreat!Over grown

Gorgeous forested area that follows along the Escarpment - there are many wildflowers along the way and a few stream crossings (all have bridges). Challenging conditions when wet as there are some steep and muddy inclines. Lots of thick underbrush and bear sign at this time of year (scat, dig marks, chewed up logs, etc.) and the mosquitoes were relentless. There's also a LOT of poison ivy. Wear long pants and sleeves, bring bug repellent and bear spray as a precaution. I also picked up one woodtick which is not bad at all considering the amount of undergrowth on this trail.

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Micah Lizotte
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HikingBugsOver grown

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Lisa J
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So to start with, the bugs. So many mosquitos. But otherwise enjoyable! We saw 2 bears but no issues with them.

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Ruth Wang
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Justin Pilotte
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Hiking

We did it on a rainy day, it was extra challenging. Such a beautiful hike!

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Kendra Declercq
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Hiking

best trail in terms of scenery. most challenging trail in terms of up hill. was only able to complete it half way from the bottom up. if you start at the top of the hill and work your way down it's easier.

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Derrick Declercq
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HikingMuddyRocky

point to point trail lenght is 6.4 kms one way. total round trip is 12.8 kms an about 4 +hrs is needed to do this trail from start to finish.

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Yeven Yao
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Hiking

Interesting trail, different terrains displayed, finally I walked 6 km on the highway to pick up my car at the start point parking lot

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Michael Salazar
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Good trail with beautiful views

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Cora Kehler
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Hiking

Tough trail. Definitely hard. Steep hills and loose gravel in places.

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