Bald Hill Trail - Trail, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Bald Hill Trail - Trail, Wasagaming, Manitoba

DESCRIPTION

Bald Hill features over 8k of forest trail to the top of Riding Mountain's North Escarpment.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 24, 2013]
Kdot
Weekend Warrior

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.

Customer Service

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.

Similar Products Used:

Clear Lake South Shore - still somewhat challenging, but well traveled. Nice clean narrow track. Has a beach destination for cooling off. Watch for pedestrians.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 17, 2008]
Pip Diggler
Weekend Warrior

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.

Customer Service

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

Similar Products Used:

Gorge Creek

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 13, 2007]
benben
Cross Country Rider

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

Customer Service

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.

Similar Products Used:

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.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 13, 2005]
davecruz
Weekend Warrior

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.

Similar Products Used:

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

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 20, 2003]
Mike
Cross Country Rider

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 22, 2003]
kelsey connor
Cross Country Rider

The Bald Hill trail is a fairly hard trail. My friend and i thought the whole trail was downhill, yes, there is some pretty awesome descents, but there are also some pretty hard climbs where you would have no choice to dismount. The park made this trail for hikers, so there are many stairs, going up and down along the way. Depending on your skill level, you will probably have to get off and lift your bike to get down or up them. This can cause some great frustration, as I learned the first few times i went on it, but you will sonn get better. At the start there are some very boring moments on the trail. Some hard climbs make you think to yourself what you have gotten yourself into, but right at the end of the trail you are rewarded with your patience. The downhill is amazing, my favorite part is when you go down a steep hill, jump some stairs and then jump a buckled bridge. The trail is very scenic, the best part is "a tree of walls" which make you pull out your camera for a picture.

Customer Service

Take #10 highway into the lake, and turn east onto highway 19(a gravel road). go down the gravel raod until you are there.

Similar Products Used:

J.E.T.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 25, 2002]
Bob Darby

Bald Hill features several daunting climbs, gaining approximately 1,100 vertical feet in a little over 8k. The trail starts out at an easy jaunt, but becomes grueling in grade and length shortly thereafter. This is not a trail for the weak and inexperienced rider. However, those who do make it to the top of the north escarpment will be able to choose between two very fast descents: Bald Hill or the J.E.T. Trail, which, of course, lives up to its name. The J.E.T. provides scenic vistas for those who do not wish to "Blur Tour" all the way down to the parking lot. The Bald Hill descent is equally fast, but is not as technical as its intersecting neighbor. Warning: There was a significant amount of bear scat on the lower part of the trail, and there was brief encounter with a Black Bear, which immediately ran away into the woods (as most do). Riding Mountain is home to the largest concentration of Black Bears in North America. All in all, a challenging climb to the top of the park and great views of the prairie below.

Customer Service

Take Highway 19 east through the park and out to Highway 5. Turn north on 5. Continue north a few miles until you reach Rd. 462. Turn west. Continue on for several more miles until you come to a "T" in the road at the base of the escarpment. Turn left and continue for about one-quarter mile. You will see the Bald Hill Trail signage and starting point on your right.

Similar Products Used:

Grey Owl's Cabin, Riding Mountain National Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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