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 Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate Clear Lake North Shore - Glen Beag to Spruces Closed. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Easy Clear Lake North Shore - Glen Beag to Spruces - New Section (Clear Lake North Shore - Glen Beag to Spruces) Closed. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Numerous trees down on trail;  
Moderate Clear Lake South Shore - Frith Beach to Camp Wannakumbac Closed. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Flooded sections; Extensive trail erosion; Trail details
Easy Clear Lake North Shore - Spruces to Aspen Closed. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Clear Lake South Shore - Boat Cove to Frith Beach Closed. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Flooded sections; Extensive trail erosion; Trail details
Easy Ominnik Marsh Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Easy Lakeshore Trail - Main Beach to Deep Bay Warning 30-06-2022: Respect all posted notices and signs; Wet and muddy sections; Water levels are high; Extensive trail erosion; Trail details
Moderate Wasagaming Trail Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees;  
Moderate Arrowhead Trail Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate Cowan Lake Closed. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl Closed. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Flooded sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl (Kinosao intersection to trail end) Closed. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Flooded sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Grey Owl: Grey Owl (TH to Kinosao intersection) Closed. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Flooded sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail (Kinosao Lake to TH) Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Flooded sections; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail: Brûlé Trail (TH to Kinosao Lake) Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Easy Lake Katherine Ski Trail Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Extensive trail erosion; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate Kinosao: Kinosao (Kinosao Lake to Grey Owl intersection) Closed. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Moderate Kinosao: Kinosao (TH to Kinosao Lake) Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees;  

Riding Mountain Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Beach Ridges Trail Closed. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Flooded sections; Trail details
Easy Boreal Trail Closed. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Bridge(s) unsafe; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Moderate Bead Lakes Trail Closed. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Flooded sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Difficult Crawford Creek Open. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate Edwards Creek Trail Open. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Kippan's Mill Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Flooded sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Difficult Moon Lake Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Seasonal Restrictions - Must hike in groups of three or more; Bears frequenting the area; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Difficult Ochre River - Hwy 10 to Cairn's Cabin Closed. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Not yet maintained; Numerous trees down on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

West Side and Lake Audy

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Strathclair Open. 23-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; High water levels at stream crossings; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Vermillion River Campsite not maintained ; Kinnis Creek Campsite not maintained; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate Central - Gunn Lake junction to Sugarloaf junction Open. 23-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Stream levels are high; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not yet maintained; Gunn Creek Campsite not maintained ; Gunn Lake Campsite not maintained; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate Central - Sugarloaf junction to West trailhead Open. 23-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Stream levels are high; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not yet maintained; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate Central - East trailhead to Gunn Lake junction Open. 23-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Stream levels are high; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not yet maintained; Whitewater Lake Campsite not maintained ; Long Lake Campsite not maintained ; Kinnis Creek Campsite not maintained; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate Sugarloaf Open. 23-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not yet maintained; Flooded sections; Trail details
Difficult Gunn Lake Open. 30-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Gunn Lake Campsite not maintained; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate Baldy Lake Trail Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Not yet maintained; Gunn Creek Campsite not maintained ; Gunn Lake Campsite not maintained; Flooded sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate Link Open. 10-06-2022: Not yet maintained;  
Moderate Long Lake Open. 23-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Stream levels are high; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not yet maintained; Long Lake Campsite not maintained ; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate Grasshopper Valley Closed. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; High water levels at stream crossings; Bridge(s) unsafe; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Difficult Tilson Lake: Tilson Lake (East Section) Closed. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Difficult Tilson Lake: Tilson Lake (TH to Intersection) Closed. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Difficult Tilson Lake: Tilson Lake (West Section) Closed. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Not yet maintained; Trail details

East Escarpment

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Bald Hill: Bald Hill - Reeve Ravine to J.E.T. Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Extensive trail erosion; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hill: Bald Hill (Jet intersection to North Escarpment intersection) Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Extensive trail erosion; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Easy Bald Hill: Bald Hill (TH to JET intersection) Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Extensive trail erosion; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hill: Bald Hill (Lookout) Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Extensive trail erosion; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate Gorge Creek Open. 06-07-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate Reeve Ravine - Jct to Bald Hill Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Stream crossings; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate Reeve Ravine - Trailhead to Jct Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Stream crossings; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate Reeve Ravine - Jct to J.E.T. Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Stream crossings; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment Open. 05-07-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (1- TH to Bald Hill Intersection) Open. 05-07-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (2- Bald Hill interestion to JET intersection) Open. 05-07-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (3- JET Intersection to Breezy Hill intersection) Open. 05-07-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (4- Breezy Hill intersection to end of trail) Open. 05-07-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Flooded sections; Trail details
Easy Scott Creek Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Stream levels are high; Wet and muddy sections; Scott Creek Campsite not maintained; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Easy Burls and Bittersweet Trail Closed. 10-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Numerous trees down on trail; Flooded sections; Not yet maintained; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Breezy Hill Trail Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Difficult J.E.T Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Extensive trail erosion; Wet and muddy sections; Stream levels are high; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Trail details
Moderate Oak Ridge Open. 30-06-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Wet and muddy sections; Trail recently cleared of fallen trees; Scott Creek Campsite not maintained; Trail details