Trail conditions

Riding Mountain National Park

Home to a staggering diversity of living things and unique histories, Riding Mountain’s trails are the best way to connect with it all! Summer and fall you can stroll, run, pedal or trot nearly 370 km’s of trails in all areas of the Park, each with their own flavour. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing or fat biking along one of the nearly 130 km of winter trails is the best way that you can embrace Riding Mountain National Park in the winter season too. This magical time of the year won’t let you down and will warm your heart.

Visitor Safety
  • Park visitors are responsible for their own safety and must be self-sufficient in dealing with any emergency that may occur. Cell phone service is unreliable in the backcountry of RMNP
  • Plan your travel route
  • Know the terrain and conditions
  • Check the weather
  • Let someone know when and where you are going and when you expect to return.
  • Bring the essentials. (warm change of clothing, extra food and water, fire stating kit, first aid kit, navigation/communication device)

Fore more on Winter Safety
 

Trail difficulty rating

 Easy

• Suitable for all visitors including those with no trail experience. • Little or no elevation gain or loss.

 Moderate

• Suitable for most visitors who have some basic trail experience and basic experience in their chosen activity and are generally prepared • May experience moderate elevation gain with some short steep sections.

 Difficult

• Suitable for visitors who have trail experience and experience in their chosen activity and are prepared • May experience major elevation gain with long steep sections and a variety of terrain including wet areas and loose soil.

Wasagaming and Clear Lake

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy South Lake Fair. 18-08-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Black bear(s) in area; Trail details
Moderate Clear Lake North Shore - Glen Beag to Spruces Fair. 21-07-2023: Recently mowed.; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Use caution; Wet and muddy sections; Extensive trail erosion; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Clear Lake South Shore - Frith Beach to Camp Wannakumbac Good. 18-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Clear Lake South Shore - Boat Cove to Frith Beach Good. 18-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Black bear(s) in area; Trail details
Easy Ominnik Marsh Good. 06-07-2023: Respect all posted notices and signs; Black bear(s) in area; Trail details
Easy Lakeshore Trail - Main Beach to Deep Bay Warning 06-07-2023: Extensive trail erosion; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Moderate Wasagaming Trail Good. 18-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs;  
Moderate Arrowhead Trail Good. 29-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Cowan Lake Good. 18-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl Good. 18-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl (Kinosao intersection to trail end) Good. 18-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl (TH to Kinosao intersection) Good. 18-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail Good. 20-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail (Kinosao Lake to TH) Good. 20-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail (TH to Kinosao Lake) Good. 20-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Lake Katherine Good. 28-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Kinosao: Kinosao Good. 18-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Kinosao: Kinosao (Kinosao Lake to Grey Owl intersection) Good. 18-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Kinosao: Kinosao (TH to Kinosao Lake) Good. 18-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs;  

Riding Mountain Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Beach Ridges Trail Good. 24-08-2023: Beware of Poison Ivy; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Boreal Trail Closed. 13-04-2023: Construction work in progress; Bridge(s) out; Trail details
Moderate Bead Lakes Trail Good. 10-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Wet and muddy sections; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Crawford Creek Good. 12-07-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Edwards Creek Trail Good. 14-07-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Beware of Poison Ivy; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Kippan's Mill Good. 12-07-2023: Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Difficult Moon Lake Fair. 06-07-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Ochre River Poor. 14-08-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Stream crossings; Trail overgrown with vegetation; Numerous trees down on trail; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details

West Side and Lake Audy

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Strathclair Good. 13-09-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Stream crossings; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Central - Gunn Lake junction to Sugarloaf junction Fair. 26-07-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Stream crossings; Water levels fluctuate daily; Wet and muddy sections; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Central - Sugarloaf junction to West trailhead Good. 31-07-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Central - East trailhead to Gunn Lake junction Good. 20-07-2023: Recently mowed.; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Sugarloaf Fair. 21-07-2023: Not yet maintained; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Gunn Lake Good. 27-07-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Baldy Lake Trail Good. 17-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Link Fair. 05-06-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Flooded sections; Respect all posted notices and signs;  
Moderate Long Lake Good. 13-07-2023: Recently mowed.; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Stream crossings; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Grasshopper Valley Fair. 05-06-2023: No access via Lake Audy area; Not yet maintained; Bridge(s) unsafe; Wet and muddy sections; Whitewater Lake Campsite not maintained ; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Tilson Lake: Tilson Lake (East Section) Fair. 20-06-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Stream crossings; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Tilson Lake: Tilson Lake (South Boundary) Not Maintained 31-07-2023: Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail overgrown with vegetation; Trail details
Difficult Tilson Lake: Tilson Lake (West Section) Fair. 28-07-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Wet and muddy sections; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details

East Escarpment

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Bald Hill: Bald Hill - Reeve Ravine to J.E.T. Fair. 25-08-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Beware of Poison Ivy; Extensive trail erosion; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hill: Bald Hill (Jet intersection to North Escarpment intersection) Fair. 25-08-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Beware of Poison Ivy; Extensive trail erosion; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Bald Hill: Bald Hill (TH to JET intersection) Fair. 25-08-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Beware of Poison Ivy; Extensive trail erosion; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hill: Bald Hill (Lookout) Fair. 25-08-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Beware of Poison Ivy; Extensive trail erosion; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Gorge Creek Fair. 17-08-2023: Beware of Poison Ivy; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Reeve Ravine - Jct to Bald Hill Good. 28-06-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Beware of Poison Ivy; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Reeve Ravine - Trailhead to Jct Good. 28-06-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Stream crossings; Wet and muddy sections; Beware of Poison Ivy; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Reeve Ravine - Jct to J.E.T. Good. 24-05-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Stream crossings; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment Good. 25-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Wet and muddy sections; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (1- TH to Bald Hill Intersection) Good. 25-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Wet and muddy sections; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (2- Bald Hill interestion to JET intersection) Good. 25-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Wet and muddy sections; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (3- JET Intersection to Breezy Hill intersection) Good. 25-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Wet and muddy sections; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (4- Breezy Hill intersection to end of trail) Good. 25-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Wet and muddy sections; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Scott Creek Good. 29-06-2023: Recently mowed.; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Stream crossings; Beware of Poison Ivy; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Burls and Bittersweet Trail Closed. 08-08-2023: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Numerous trees down on trail; Flooded sections; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Breezy Hill Trail Good. 20-08-2023: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Wet and muddy sections; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult J.E.T Fair. 25-08-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Extensive trail erosion; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Stream crossings; Beware of Poison Ivy; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Oak Ridge: Oak Ridge Good. 29-06-2023: Recently mowed.; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Beware of Poison Ivy; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Oak Ridge: Oak Ridge (loop) Good. 29-06-2023: Recently mowed.; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Beware of Poison Ivy; Respect all posted notices and signs;  
Moderate Oak Ridge: Oak Ridge (TH to Scott Creek Intersection) Good. 29-06-2023: Recently mowed.; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Beware of Poison Ivy; Respect all posted notices and signs;  
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