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Big Whiteshell trail

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

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rocks, hard pack mud, sand, gravel and swamp, a little of everything
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Trail Directions
the trail starts at across from the Big Whiteshell campground, there is a sign on the highway marking it.
Trail Length
9 kms return
Trail Level
Trail Type
Big Whiteshell lake

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Review Date
November 1, 2016

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Darren445 ,  Weekend Warrior

The Big Whiteshell Mountain Bike Trail 9km and is fairly easy going, not to hilly or technical and is an in and out the same way type of trail. The trail goes over granite rock ridges and gravel. The trail starts at the parking lot on hwy 309 just before the turn off to Big whiteshell lake south shore. The trail gradually goes up hill for about 500 meters over the granite rock ridges and though some wet spots. About halfway to Big Whiteshell lake there is a steep hill. After the steep hill there is no rock ridges or tall trees, mainly just spruce trees that are around 8 feet tall and gravel trails because of the windstorm in 2007.
There is a beaver dam blocking the bike trail at the creek just past the steep hill (October 2016). There is an old broken bridge that used to span the creek but it is laying in the bush. After the creek crossing the bike trail follows the snomobile trail on gravel and then turns off the snowmobile trail and goes to the lake. The trail ends in one of the bays on the lake by the castaway cabins. The trail needs more signage where the trees got knocked down from the windstorm in 2007. Over all it is a great trail and you can do a loop by turning right at the 4 way just before the lake and head down the gravel cabin roads.

Recommended Route:
Go down the mountain bike trail to the lake but then turn around and go back down the trail but turn north at the 4 way and head down the gravel road. Cross the washed out part of the road where the beaver mad a dam and continue along the road to the campground where the gravel turns into pavement. Drive down the paved road to the garbage bins and turn left at the intersection and follow the road for about 150 meters to the trailhead.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Big Whiteshell Hiking Trail and the Mantario Hiking Trail

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Review Date
September 6, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: firedude , from Winnipeg, MB

This trail is across rock, mud, gravel and through a swamp. Bring dry socks. I rode it to the swamp and turned around because it was lightning out, not the best place to be... it ends up at the end of the road into Big Whiteshell lake, close to castaway point.
This is a nice trail for a little of everything, not very technical, nor very hilly, just a good fun trail.
I gave it 4 tires, because finally the Manitoba government is realizing that hikers dont rule the world.

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