Hiking Hunt Lake

Milder temperatures and beautiful changing colours make fall one of the best times for hiking and exploring the scenic trails in the Whiteshell. The Hunt Lake Trail is definitely a ‘must-do’ in the Southeast Whiteshell.


The Hunt Lake Trail is a 12.6-kilometre trail that heads north to Indian Bay along the shores of West Hawk Lake and Hunt Lake. The trail takes around three hours to reach the end, but is a great hike whether you’re out for a woodland workout or just want to find a quiet place to sit back and take it all in. The trail begins at the end of Highway 44, past the West Hawk townsite.


The beautiful trail weaves along shorelines, through tall pine and cedar trees, low valleys and even to the top of a few of West Hawk’s tall rock cliffs with a beautiful view of the lake. This trail is usually great for sunset photos to boot.


For more information on hiking the Hunt Lake Trail, be sure to stop by the West Hawk parks office or the Manitoba Information Centre on the Manitoba-Ontario border.


– Photos by Marney Blunt

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