Have you ever wanted to hike or snowshoe the entire Hunt Lake Trail in Whiteshell Provincial Park as a complete loop, rather than as an in-and-out on the same trail? Well now you have the opportunity to tick this one off your bucket list.
Someone has recently gone through the unmaintained back loop trail of Hunt Lake Trail and cleared out brush, cut branches along the trail, straightened out the signage for better directions, and added more flagging tape along the whole length of the back loop. Get out there and check it out!
Once you have hiked north about 1/3 along the backtrail, the one tricky spot to watch out for is the old wooden sign that directs you left (north) to the shelter at Little Indian Bay, or right (south) to the Manitoba Hwy 1 Visitor Centre. Take the left trail north. The distance from the trailhead to the shelter at Little Indian Bay is 8 km one way. Total length of the loop all around is 14 km.
Here are some photos of that formerly unmaintained eastern side of the Hunt Lake Trail loop. Rugged rock outcroppings, racing waterways and grasslands. All sections of that eastern side are easily passable without booters.
The ACC-MB gives a huge thanks to the individuals for “re-opening” this section of the Hunt Lake Trail.