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. 25-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Clear Lake North Shore - Glen Beag to Spruces - New Section (Clear Lake North Shore - Glen Beag to Spruces) Fair. 24-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Use caution; Extensive trail erosion; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Clear Lake South Shore - Frith Beach to Camp Wannakumbac Good. 03-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Flooded sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Use caution; Extensive trail erosion; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Clear Lake South Shore - Boat Cove to Frith Beach Fair. 19-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Extensive trail erosion; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Easy Ominnik Marsh Good. 05-06-2024: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Easy Lakeshore Trail - Main Beach to Deep Bay Warning 27-05-2024: Extensive trail erosion; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Wasagaming Campground Trail Good. 27-06-2024: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Wasagaming Townsite Trail Good. 25-06-2024: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Wasagaming Trail Good. 25-06-2024: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Arrowhead Trail Good. 25-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Cowan Lake Fair. 28-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Recently mowed.; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl Good. 25-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl (Kinosao intersection to trail end) Good. 25-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl (TH to Kinosao intersection) Good. 25-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail Fair. 27-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail (Kinosao Lake to TH) Fair. 27-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail (TH to Kinosao Lake) Fair. 27-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Lake Katherine Fair. 04-07-2024: Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Kinosao: Kinosao (Kinosao Lake to Grey Owl intersection) Good. 25-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Kinosao: Kinosao (TH to Kinosao Lake) Good. 25-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details

Riding Mountain Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Beach Ridges Trail Poor. 03-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Boreal Trail Closed for maintenance. 02-05-2024: Trail closed for improvements; Trail details
Moderate Bead Lakes Trail Poor. 05-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Flooded sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Crawford Creek Fair. 04-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Edwards Creek Trail Poor. 03-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Trail details
Easy Kippan's Mill Fair. 30-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Moon Lake Poor. 27-06-2024: Not yet maintained; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail overgrown with vegetation; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Ochre River Poor. 19-05-2024: Not yet maintained; 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 Fair. 27-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Central - Gunn Lake junction to Sugarloaf junction Fair. 03-06-2024: Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Moderate Central - Sugarloaf junction to West trailhead Fair. 03-06-2024: Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Moderate Central - East trailhead to Gunn Lake junction Fair. 03-06-2024: Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Moderate Sugarloaf Fair. 03-06-2024: Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Difficult Gunn Lake Fair. 10-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Baldy Lake Trail Fair. 02-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Moderate Link Fair. 27-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Moderate Long Lake Fair. 21-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Grasshopper Valley Fair. 03-06-2024: Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Difficult Tilson Lake: Tilson Lake Poor. 17-06-2024: Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Trail details
Difficult Tilson Lake: Tilson Lake (East Section) Poor. 17-06-2024: Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Difficult Tilson Lake: Tilson Lake (South Boundary) Poor. 17-06-2024: Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Trail details
Difficult Tilson Lake: Tilson Lake (West Section) Poor. 17-06-2024: Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Trail details

East Escarpment

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Bald Hill: Bald Hill - Reeve Ravine to J.E.T. Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hill: Bald Hill (Jet intersection to North Escarpment intersection) Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Bald Hill: Bald Hill - Lower Bald Hill Ski Trail Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hill: Bald Hill (Lookout) Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Gorge Creek Poor. 11-07-2024: Beware of Poison Ivy; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Recently mowed.; Extensive trail erosion; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Reeve Ravine - Jct to Bald Hill Poor. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Reeve Ravine - Trailhead to Jct Poor. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Reeve Ravine - Jct to J.E.T. Poor. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (1- TH to Bald Hill Intersection) Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (2- Bald Hill interestion to JET intersection) Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (3- JET Intersection to Breezy Hill intersection) Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (4- Breezy Hill intersection to end of trail) Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Easy Scott Creek Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Breezy Hill Trail Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Difficult J.E.T Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Oak Ridge: Oak Ridge Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Oak Ridge: Oak Ridge (loop) Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
Moderate Oak Ridge: Oak Ridge (TH to Scott Creek Intersection) Fair. 29-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
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