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.

Trails, COVID-19 and your health and safety
  • Parks Canada is asking Canadians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others.
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Avoid common greetings like hand shakes and high fives
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and area closures.
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
Moderate South Lake Early season conditions. 24-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail groomed; Trail details
Easy Ominnik Marsh Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Easy Wasagaming Campground Trail: Wasagaming Campground Trail Early season conditions. 24-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail groomed; Track-set; Travel trail in a counter clockwise direction.;  
Easy Wasagaming Campground Trail: Wasagaming Campground Trail (long loop) Early season conditions. 24-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail groomed; Track-set; Travel trail in a counter clockwise direction.; Trail details
Easy Wasagaming Campground Trail: Wasagaming Campground Trail (medium loop) Early season conditions. 24-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail groomed; Track-set; Travel trail in a counter clockwise direction.; Trail details
Easy Wasagaming Campground Trail: Wasagaming Campground Trail (short loop) Early season conditions. 24-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail groomed; Track-set; Travel trail in a counter clockwise direction.; Trail details
Moderate Arrowhead Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Difficult Compound Ski Trail Early season conditions. 17-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Fresh snow; Trail groomed; Track-set; Travel trail in a counter clockwise direction.; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl Early season conditions. 18-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail groomed; Track-set; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl (Kinosao intersection to trail end) Early season conditions. 18-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail groomed; Track-set; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl (TH to Kinosao intersection) Early season conditions. 18-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail groomed; Track-set; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail Good. 17-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Fresh snow; Trail groomed; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail (Kinosao Lake to TH) Good. 17-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Fresh snow; Trail groomed; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail (TH to Kinosao Lake) Good. 17-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Fresh snow; Trail groomed; Trail details
Easy Lake Katherine Ski Trail Early season conditions. 18-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Open water and thin ice on the lake; Fresh snow; Track-set; Trail groomed; Travel trail in a clockwise direction.; Trail details
Moderate Kinosao (TH to Kinosao Lake) Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails;  

Riding Mountain Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Beach Ridges Trail Packed. 23-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Not track-set; Trail details
Easy Boreal Trail Closed. 07-11-2022: Bridge(s) unsafe; Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Bead Lakes Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Moderate Broadleaf Ski Trail Packed. 23-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Not track-set; Trail details
Difficult Crawford Creek Packed. 23-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Not track-set; Trail details
Moderate Edwards Creek Trail Packed. 23-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Ice is thin, unpredictable and may give away unexpectedly; Not track-set; Trail details
Difficult Hilton Ski Trail Snow covered. 09-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Ice is thin, unpredictable and may give away unexpectedly; Not track-set; Trail details
Easy Kippan's Mill Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Difficult Moon Lake Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Difficult Ochre River - Hwy 10 to Cairn's Cabin Closed. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Not yet maintained; Numerous trees down on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Fresh snow; Trail details

West Side and Lake Audy

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Moose Lake Ski Trail Snow covered. 09-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Ice is thin, unpredictable and may give away unexpectedly; Not track-set; Trail details
Easy Flat Lake Trail Snow covered. 09-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Ice is thin, unpredictable and may give away unexpectedly; Not track-set;  
Easy Deep Lake Ski Trail Early season conditions. 18-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Track-set; Trail groomed; Trail details

East Escarpment

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Bald Hill (TH to JET intersection) Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Easy Scott Creek Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Easy Burls and Bittersweet Trail Closed. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Numerous trees down on trail; Flooded sections; Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Oak Ridge Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
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