2 miles
Distance
177 ft
Climb
-141 ft
Descent
00:26:56
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    McGillivray Falls / Caddy Lake
    West Hawk Lake, Manitoba
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #78543 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 75 in Snowshoeing

McGillivray Falls trail is two loops that are accessible from PTH 44 near Caddy Lake. This 3.6 km trail will lead you through a small drainage basin typical of the Precambrian Shield. The Self Guiding Trail Short Cut reduces the length of the trail to 2.4 km before it reaches McGillivray Lake. This particular type of drainage system is found throughout the park.

Type: Hike.. Part of the Northern section of the loop is also part of the Centennial hiking trail and Blue Highway Route mountain bike trail system. Mountain bikers please stay on MTB section only.
Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty: Intermediate

Local Trail Association
More Stats for McGillvray Falls Self-Guiding Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    35 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,078 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,198 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,078 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,112 ft
  • Grade
    0.3%
  • Grade max
    -22.9%
  • Grade min
    18.7%
  • Distance climb
    5,105 ft
  • Distance down
    2,946 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,812 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:56
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2019
Dry
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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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to mcgillvray-falls-selfguiding-trail-90101 trailhead (49.809640, -95.237920)
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      McGillvray Falls... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 9:57am
      Oct 12, 2019
      Temporary bridge washed out. Impassable when water is high.
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 2:19pm
      Jul 27, 2018
      Bridge is still washed out, but they’ve built a temporary bridge that is in good condition. The trail was dry until it started to rain. Still...
      May 31, 2018 @ 5:19am
      May 31, 2018
      reporter
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 10:30pm
      Sep 4, 2017
      Bridges are all washed out due to the high water in the fall of 2016
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4 rides
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      Jul 18, 2020 @ 2:38pm
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      Jul 18, 2020 @ 2:37pm
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      Jul 27, 2018 @ 5:19pm
      Jul 27, 2018

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      pigwheels Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 29, 2017 at 11:52)
       Do not ride the lower loop. We went through it with our bikes and had to wall them the entire way. It is so overgrown that it is barely hikeable. Take the shortcut and go back up to the northwest. I'm sure we have poison ivy. And our legs are bleeding and cut up.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      markrdh4 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 31, 2017 at 18:15)
       Totally agree with pigwheels comment from July 29th.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Aliciab98 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 27, 2018 at 14:37)
       Great trail!! Lots of blueberries and raspberries to eat along the way!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Pluckyj Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jun 29, 2019 at 21:36)
       From McGillivray Falls to the Lake Loop is not really a MTB route. Should consider removing that portion of the route as it has heavy vegetation and rock cliffs to nagivate.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Jnedohinmacek Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 12, 2020 at 8:37)
       Rigorous hiking trail. Several steep climbs and decents. Three-sided covered shelter at the end of the trail can provide minimal privacy to change into or from a bathing suit.
      Recommend good hiking shoes and long pants and long sleeves for this loop trail. Strong bug repellent stronly recommended.
      [Reply]

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