4 miles
519 ft
-536 ft
Avg time


  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    West Hawk Lake
    , Manitoba
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Family Friendly
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running

Hunt Lake is a 12.6 km (return) trail that leads north to Indian Bay to a picnic shelter and returns along the same trail. Allow at least 3 hours to reach the trails end. Steep, difficult climbs along the trail reward the hiker with spectacular views. Overnight camping is not permitted.
Type: Hike (out and back)
Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty: Intermediate


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More Stats for Hunt Lake Hiking Trail hike trail
  • Altitude change
    -16 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,086 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,159 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,106 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,089 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,048 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 4, 2020
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • Blue
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Hunt Lake Hiking... Trail Reports

      Aug 4, 2020 @ 1:45pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 1:43pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      Nice sandy beach
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 11:01am
      Aug 4, 2020
      Great conditions on Mon Aug 3. Dry ground, very few bugs, and the trail is well signed (remember to look for blue lines on rocks andctrees, not...
      May 25, 2020 @ 9:19am
      May 25, 2020
      Did the full loop. Main trail is in good condition with mud in low areas, all of which can normally be avoided. Ontario side is heavily logged and...
      May 25, 2020 @ 9:19am
      May 25, 2020
      Did the whole loop, main trial is in good condition. Mud is avoidable. Ontario side of trail has heavy logging, markings are rough - would...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      • 0 rides


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      Aug 4, 2020 @ 1:43pm
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      Aug 4, 2020 @ 1:42pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      72 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:32pm
      Apr 14, 2019
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      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:31pm
      Apr 14, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Darren445 (Sep 4, 2017 at 15:19)
       My friend and I hiked the whole Hunt Lake Hiking Trail on Saturday including the backloop that goes into Ontario. We completed it in 7 and a half hours. 5 hours on the non-maintained back loop and 2.5 hours on the main trail. It's easiest to hike the trail counter clockwise since all the signs are in that direction and the trail is heavily grown in past the shelter. The first kilometre from the main trail to the visitor centre turnoff wasn't too grown in. After the visitor centre turnoff the trail was really grown in. You could barely tell there was a trail. You would have to look at the ground and see if there was a packed trail to know that was the trail. There wasn't a beaten trail going over the first beaver dam crossing so we were pushing through chest high grass and foliage. After the first creek crossing over the new log bridge the trail got worse. There is not much of a trail due to the new plant growth because of the logging that happened years ago. We just looked for ribbons and headed towards them. The trail crossed another beaver dam and went back into old forest and that's where we lost the trail for awhile. There wasn't much ribbons and there wasn't much sign of a trail so we just bushwhacked for a bit and saw a ribbon and got back on the trail. Just before the second crossing there was more logging so there wasn't much of a trail again. We just walked towards the old logging road which was just tall grass now. We could find where the trail went back into the bush and across the creek so we just bushwhacked to the creek and walked along it till we found the rocks that we could hop across to the other side since there was no bridge. We found the trail again on the other side of the creek and made our way to back into Manitoba across the border. The worst part of the trail would have to be the section between the border and the shelter. The trail was almost non existent. Very little ribbons and thick bush. The back loop is possible just very tricky and not well marked. You need a GPS track of the trail. I marked the trail a lot but there is still sections that I didn't mark because I didn't know if where we were walking was the actual trail. I used a whole roll of ribbon. We probably walked over 100 downed trees, lost the trail 10 times and had to stop and look to see where the trail was many times. The best time to do the loop would be in the fall or spring when there is no leaves or tall grass. The fly's and mosquito's were horrible, they would be constantly flying around your head.
      • + 1
      flag wilfb (Sep 12, 2017 at 10:20)
       I was there last weekend and could not find the non-maintained section. The locals told me that it did not exist. Now, I must go back and find it. I saw no real sign of it at the turn around shelter.
      • + 1
      flag wilfb (Sep 12, 2017 at 10:19)
       There were no bags at all on the section out and back right beside the lake. Maybe a good thing I didn't find the tough part,
      • + 0
      flag SteveLambert (Aug 3, 2020 at 18:40)
       Hiked the trail today. IMO, it is on the difficult side of moderate. It’s 12 km (out and back) of frequent ups and downs and on rocks and tree routes. It’s very easy to twist an ankle, and we saw one person do so. Bring at least two litres of water per person in summer weather. It’s a workout and you can get dehydrated. Having said all that, it’s worth the effort. Great views as the trail hugs the shore of two lakes. Bring a bathing suit and take a dip at the turnaround point or at any of the small impromptu beaches along the way.

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