This is a typical Canadian Shield environment, with lots of rock hills and valleys. It can be very wet in spring, with lots of bugs in summer. The best time is in the fall. Camping spots have primitive toilets and bear boxes for food. You will require water treatment to purify lake water. And excellent trip.
There is GPS data attached to this trail (see "download GPS"), which if loaded into your GPS can help you find route points.
See GPS co-ords. North of Hwy 1 in the Whiteshell.
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Posted By: dodge06
- Wed Nov 07 01:12:02 UTC 2012
QuestionDoes anyone have an opinion on the most dangerous obstacal on the mantario trail.ANSWERS are in this forum: mantario dangers
Posted By: kinthelt
- Fri Feb 11 05:14:37 UTC 2005
UpsideAwesome scenic spots. DownsideLearn to love the swamp. CommentI've done the Mantario a handful of times. It's definitely the best hiking trail in Manitoba. The bugs can drive you nuts; my legs swelled to twice their normal size from mosquito bites one time. If you go in the fall, there aren't as many bugs though. I haven't hiked it since they moved the trail to go around the east side of Marion lake (bypassing the beaver dam crossing).
Posted By: geeguy
- Wed Jun 30 16:25:25 UTC 2004
UpsideGreat Shield country hiking with few other hikers to be found (except Summer long weekends). Plenty of lakes provide access to water & campsites. DownsideThis is black bear country !!! Some of the campsites near the trailheads (especially Ritchie Lake & Florence/Marion Lake can have nuisance bears present. CommentI have hiked the Mantario trail 6 times, primarily in Fall. Fall colours make this a truly beautiful trip. Many lakes provide excellent camping & swimming locations.