Trail Condition Report

Riding Mountain National Park of Canada

Updated: December-14-18

*** Visitors are welcome to visit and enjoy the park, but please be prepared! ***

PLEASE PLAN CAREFULLY. Be aware that cell phone coverage is not reliable in the Park. Make sure that you tell someone where you are going and when you will return. Check weather forecast and dress appropriately, be prepared for possible weather changes even on short trips. Know your own skill level and pick your activity accordingly.

-> Consult our online Trail Guide at http://pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mb/riding/visit/activ4
-> Information on safe outdoor activities is available at www.adventuresmart.ca

*** PARKS EMERGENCY LINE: 1-877-852-3100 ***

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Trail difficulty levels

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 are generally prepared (proper equipment and water). May experience moderate elevation gain with some short steep sections.

Difficult - Suitable for visitors who have trail experience and are prepared (proper equipment and water). May experience major elevation gain with long steep sections.

Cross Country Ski Trails

Easy Moderate Difficult
Condition Comments
Grey Owl, 17.8km Good / Fair Snowmobile packed; need more snow to track set.
Beach Ridges 3.5km Good Trackset classic
Broadleaf, 4.2km Poor Trackset classic
(Hilton Trail) Good Trackset classic
Compound East, 8.2km Good Machine packed; need more snow to track set.
Crawford Creek, 10.0km Good Trackset classic
Deep Lake, 10km Good / Fair Snowmobile packed.
Edwards Creek, 5.4km Good Track set classic. CREEK IS STILL FLOWING, USE CAUTION.
Flat Lake, 5.0km Fair / Poor Not Recently Maintained
Lake Katherine, 3.2km Good Machine packed; need more snow to track set.
Moose Lake, 9.2km Fair / Poor Not Recently Maintained
Oak Ridge, 10.4km Good Machine packed
Elkhorn Resort, 0.5km Fair / Poor Machine packed; need more snow to track set.
Multi-Use Trails

Easy Moderate Difficult
Ski/Snowshoe/FatBike
Condition Comments
Wasagaming Townsite Loop, 1.7km Good Machine packed; need more snow to track set.
South Lake, 3.4km Fair / Poor Not Recently Maintained
Wasagaming Campground Short Loop, 2.3km Good Machine packed; need more snow to track set.
Wasagaming Campground Medium Loop, 3.5km Good Machine packed; need more snow to track set.
Wasagaming Campground Long Loop 6.7km Good Machine packed; need more snow to track set.
Snowshoe Trails

Easy Moderate Difficult
Snowshoe trails are maintained, but not mechanically packed.
Condition Comments
Arrowhead, 3.4km Good Not Recently Maintained
Bead Lakes, 4.0km Good Not Recently Maintained
Brûlé, 2.2km/4.2km Good Not Recently Maintained
Moon Lake Trail, 9.2km Good Not Recently Maintained
Wilderness Trails

Easy Moderate Difficult
Wilderness trails are maintained, but not mechanically tracked.
Condition Comments
North Escarpment, 17.6km Fair / Poor Not Recently Maintained
Ochre River, 28.8km (to Cairns Cabin) Good Machine packed; need more snow to track set. USE CAUTION AT CREEK CROSSINGS. (trail north of Ochre River Horse Camp no longer maintained)
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