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Karst Spring Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Kelsey, Manitoba, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 255 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Walking Bird watching Forest River Views Wildlife Bugs Over grown
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Karst spring is located at the halfway point of the trail. It gushes out of a sedimentary rock cliff of the Manitoba lowlands and flows into the Precambrian shields Grass River.

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Jessica Hartley
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HikingGreat!Over grown

This was my absolute favorite trail in a Northern Manitoba loop. Did it the first week of August. It's not super well maintained but that's what makes it worth it. We hiked upwards first - mossy, green and magical. saw a grouse. Then climbed further up the Precambrian shield and walked through an old burn area in a stage of regrowth and down to the spring, which is gorgeous. The bottom part closer to the river was a bit soft and had to navigate a few wet areas but no big deal. Some bugs only on the part closest to the river. The rest the wind got through and was not too bad. Definitely worth the stop.

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Jena-lee Carriere
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Hiking

Lots of bugs, trail easy to follow but lots of downed trees. Be bear aware and make lots of noise.

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C BarbsGo
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

For those that’d like to see the spring but don’t have the want or time to do the full trail, there is a small ‘Walking Trail’ sign off the highway (also marked by a stone inukshuk, from there, the trail is rocky, mossy and in a quick decline, with a wooden 2x4 makeshift handrail; I wouldn’t recommend for kids but for those that’d just like a quick leg stretch with a view, it’s worth the jaunt. *beware of bears, a few momma bears and cubs in the area. *

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Bun Lundrigan
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Hiking
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This is a very unique hiking trail. I wouldn't recommend it with young children. The trail is lined with moss and because it follows the river so closely, there was mud in some places. The trail is also very narrow and had some trees down over it that we stepped over. Also lots and lots of bugs. The natural spring though was very cool and goes right under a small bridge. Plus the rocks in the area are millions of years old.

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Mike Michalk
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