Shining Stone Trail

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Shining Stone Trail is a 1.6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Division No. 20, Manitoba, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
32 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Shining Stone Self Guided Trail is a maintained trail situated on a peninsula protruding into West Blue. Formed thousands of years ago, it is a remnant of the last great ice age. The peninsula consists of a thick layer of glacial debris (boulders, gravel and clay) over a finger-shaped bedrock ridge. At 30 m higher than West Blue Lake, the crest of the peninsula offers great views of the clear waters below. The rocks seen on the lake bottom appear to shimmer and shine through the depths of clear water, hence the name "Shining Stone". The lake has no permanent inlets or outlets and is fed by freshwater springs on the lake bottom.