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Bald Hill Trail

Average Rating:    (3.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Bald Hill features over 8k of forest trail to the top of Riding Mountain's North Escarpment.
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Latitude
41.763245489941525
Longitude
-124.12593841552734
Trail Directions
Take Highway 19 east out of Riding Mountain National Park
Trail Length
8+K
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Wasagaming
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Review Date
July 24, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Kdot ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail was recommended by the staff person who happened to be working at the Interpretive Centre on the first day of our holiday. I told him I was riding with a 7yr old and 5yr old who both can ride up to 10k on pavement. He suggested Bald Hill since it was a slow incline and we could easily get to the Bald Hill Lookout.
The trail was poorly marked and incredibly bumpy for two kids riding on bikes with wheels smaller than 18". Lots of grassy areas too. The signs posted for Bald Hill took us an indirect route - we just wanted to get to the lookout.
We never made it to the lookout. We biked a for 8km and never made to the lookout... obviously we went the wrong way.

Recommended Route:
I recommend talking to someone who has done this route before and find a detailed map. Ours was unclear and following the signs took us the wrong route. I understand RMNP is looking to improve this area.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Clear Lake South Shore - still somewhat challenging, but well traveled. Nice clean narrow track. Has a beach destination for cooling off. Watch for pedestrians.



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Review Date
September 17, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Pip Diggler ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I have only ever ridden up this trail as I have always decended the escarpment on the JET or Packhorse trails. It is not too technical but a tough steep climb to give your legs and lungs a workout. It would probably be fast to descend compared to JET due to less shale, hoof marks, and run-off scars.

Recommended Route:
Parking lot at top or bottom of escarpment off highway #19.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gorge Creek



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Review Date
July 13, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: benben ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
One big dowhill, about 50 min., then you come back up, about 2+ hrs.

Recommended Route:
Well marked. Follow the signs. Kind of boring, not much variety but a heck of a good workout coming back up. Muddy parts but it's mtb after all. We started going down then came back up. Top part of Bald Hill trail was in a serious need of grooming on day of our ride. Some parts had no real singletrack and you're going through very overgrown areas.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Do the Clear Lake loop, about 30 km. The North Shore is really interesting, lots of ups and downs, tight singletrack with a beautiful of the lake most of the time. Trail well cut, some mud and roots. Good for intermediate + riders.



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Review Date
February 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: davecruz ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Well this trail is very scenic. Just make sure you have a car waiting for you at the bottom unless you want a long hard ride back up. I've gone down the J.E.T trail and trekked up this trail. Very hard, but it was worth it. Make sure you bring lots of water...I ran out of water in my 2L camelbak on the way back up. That made for a much harder ride then it should have been. Definitely one of my favourite places to ride in Manitoba.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
J.E.T, basically everything on the North Escarpment. There's a really nice campsite at the top of this trail, highly recommended.



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Review Date
October 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mike ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The Bald Hill trail is the goods! Be sure to have two cars or its a long ride back to the top. The run is not very technical and the grooming on the trail is primo. Check your brakes be for you go down cuz its FAST. Great for beginners who want the rush with out the pain.



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