The park’s western boundary near Falcon Lake is located 126 km east of Winnipeg via the Trans Canada Highway. Additional entry points to the park from Winnipeg are on PR 307 near Seven Sisters Falls and PTH 44 near Rennie.
This classic intermediate 7K trail is located at the Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary. It has a warm-up shack and outhouse about half way, with a lovely view over Jean Lake. The scenery and variety of terrain are awesome — up rocky hills and down into marshy areas, with many evergreen trees.
8K of classic intermediate loops with a warm-up shelter at the far end.
There are also two classic novice loops (“A” — 3.4K, “C” — 1.8K) from the Jessica Lake trailhead.
This well-forested classic trail is a 3K loop that links to a 7K loop. It has a couple of intermediate hills on the return from a well equipped warm-up cabin that is shared with snowmobilers.
Pine Point Rapids
This is a scenic 6.5K intermediate classic trail located between Betula Lake and Nutimik Lake. It has a couple of intermediate hills on the way to a nice warm-up cabin at the open water of the Whiteshell River. There is also an optional short hike up to a peak that overlooks the area.
South Whiteshell Trail (Falcon Lake town to West Hawk Lake town to Falcon Ridge)
This is part of the Trans Canada Trail — over 40K of classic trails. It links the Rec Centre in Falcon Lake town to Faloma to West Hawk Lake town to Falcon Trails (Falcon Ridge Ski Area) — all to each other with many trail branch options. It is single track and double track classic skiing, and has a little of everything – gently rolling cruising sections, twisty dense forest sections, lake crossings, demanding uphills, and technical downhills. A map is posted at every trail junction. Parts of the section between Falcon Lake and Faloma is close to the Trans Canada Highway in places, so it is somewhat open and noisy, and there is one place where the trail crosses a road while you are descending a hill.
It’s listed as a 4.2K snowshoeing and walking trail on the Winter Adventures brochure, but it was tracked for classic skiing in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
Trail Conditions reported by Manitoba Parks.
See below for reports submitted by skiers.
We are heading out to Westhawk lake this weekend. Does anyone have any thoughts about trails and conditions? Is there a trail map for that area?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give!
Otter Falls trails were in good condition overall today. I skied out to the cabin (which is closed of course for COVID) then around the 3km loop. They appear to have been groomed Friday Jan 15.
From Al Stewart on Saturday:
West Hawk to Faloma is beautifully groomed. There was a decent snowfall here the other day so the trails are a bit soft. A wonderful winter scene of snow covered Jack Pine and Spruce on the edge of two new chiseled diagonal tracks. The weekend may bring many walkers.
Skied Alfred Hole yesterday. Track is set but a lot of twigs, grass, rocks in several places. Trail not mowed ahead of time so a lot of vegetation in several places. With warm weather yesterday south facing areas will have lost a lot of snow. Take your rock skies..
Thursday afternoon we enjoyed the trails at Seven Sisters, then the longer loop at Otter Falls. Both were in very nice shape, but had a few sticks/twigs coming up through the tracks. There’s plenty of snow and more skiers than usual, but once you’re on the trail you don’t see many folks.
How are the conditions from westhawk to falcon lake?
Took a ski through Otter Falls on Dec 22nd. Trails were not groomed but luckily someone had been by on skis earlier that day and had made some tracks. Gorgeous 7k route with some tricky hills and terrain. However, as we ended our run the snow began to come down quite heavy, likely different conditions now.