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Amisk Hiking Trail

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BrittanyAdventures wrote a review May 2020
Winnipeg, Canada3,181 contributions435 helpful votes
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I have hiked the Amisk Trail twice in the past two weeks and it is quickly becoming my new favourite trail in the Whiteshell. It is lesser known and more peaceful than the other more popular trails in the park, like Pine Point and McGillivray Falls. The trail was an approximate 4.5 km loop which began at the trailhead along a gravel road off Highway 44, just north of Brereton Lake. The hike was scenic and interesting and the nature was beautiful. It followed through a mix of lush forest and over the rock face of the Canadian Shield. There were lots of ups and downs, with some steeper but short climbs up the large rocks. There were a few viewpoints along the trail on top of the rock face which had beautiful views of the Rennie River and surrounding landscape. About halfway along the trail, there was a junction where three trails intersected (Amisk Spur, the return hike to the trailhead and the trail to Inverness Falls). On my first visit, I took the Amisk Spur which led down a steep decline to the edge of the river. It was peaceful and there were pretty views. During my second visit, I ended up finding the trail leading to Inverness Falls. You have to follow the Amisk Spur trail and before it heads downhill, the offshoot to the falls will be on the left. It was marked with some flagging tape but was not super obvious and required some exploring to find it. The trail to the falls was narrow and not well-defined or marked along the way, with some flagging tape and infrequent signs. The trail led through the same landscape of forest and rocky areas before arriving at a gravel road with cabins. After following the road for a little ways, we arrived at the falls which could only be seen from above while standing on a small bridge. They were somewhat underwhelming and disappointing as I had envisioned them being more private and in the forest. There was no way to walk down to the bottom of the falls and there were lots of cabins and a resort area around them. We ended up enjoying lunch at a small beach on Brereton Lake across from the falls and it was very nice. The trail was difficult to follow on the way back to the junction and we lost our way a few times, having to backtrack to find the correct path. I enjoyed the adventure of this trail to the falls with other people, but probably wouldn't hike this section alone, as it was very easy to get off track. The rest of the Amisk Trail was well-marked and well-defined with frequent markers and arrows to point the way, making it easy to follow. The bugs were out in full force during the hike, including massive mosquitoes, and woodticks. I ended up getting two ticks while hiking the trail and they appeared out of nowhere on my pants, so check yourself frequently. There were still some muddy sections in the lower forested areas, however, they were fairly easy to navigate by just going on the grass around them. Amisk is a beautiful trail to hike with a mix of interesting and scenic landscapes, viewpoints, and some elevation gain. Lesser-known than some of the more popular trails, it's a good place to find a peaceful atmosphere with fewer people around. Will definitely be back.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Ray G wrote a review Aug 2018
Winnipeg, Canada34 contributions24 helpful votes
We went hiking around noon, so perhaps too late in the day to see any of the listed wildlife (we only saw a squirrel); eagles, woodpeckers, beavers, and deer were mentioned as possibilities. The trail is well marked, so would be almost impossible to get lost. However...at point 5 there are suppose to be 3 new trail options; one to return, one to go to the river, and one to go to Inverness Falls. This is shown on both the printed map, and the display board at the point. However, there was no marker (or at least no obvious one) pointing the way to the Falls. On another note, the guide say's it's for novices, but note that there are a few somewhat steeper climbs, so hiking boots are recommended. Also note that Inverness Falls is not actually a waterfall (so that would have been a huge disappointment had we actually hiked there). I'm guessing that someone named Inverness fell down some stairs and that's where the name came from.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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heatherontherun wrote a review Aug 2018
Saskatoon, Canada28 contributions6 helpful votes
I am fortunate to be able to holiday at my husband’s family cabin at Brereton Lake every year. And the Amisk Trail is a short walk from the cottage. Fabulous to run it...hopping over rocks and roots...that’s fun!! And then you get up on the large Canadian Shield rocks and do some stretching and yoga...and ?meditation?? SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! So safe to run on your own as well. Pick some blueberries and wild raspberries along the way!! A must do if you are in the area. Will take you under an hour to run. ENJOY!!!!!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Caves_91 wrote a review Jun 2017
Winnipeg, Canada1,003 contributions255 helpful votes
We were here after a fresh snow in April. There are signs to keep you going the right way and once you are making your way back, it will really seem like you are turning around. Just watch and look for signs. You will be on the hill that overlooks the road and the lake for a decent amount of time, then you will see the signs lead your through the forest. Everything here was very beautiful, especially with the fresh snow fall, and I do hope to come back in the summer to see it as well. This is not a place for people with mobility issues as there is a good amount of going up and down. I think it took us between an hour or two. I can't remember specifically, but give more time than needed just to be safe!
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Footprints12621 wrote a review Jun 2003
Winnipeg, Manitoba1 contribution6 helpful votes
The trail is wonderful, but he signs are not. We have missed the second half of the loop twice now, and faced some posts where arrows pointed you in everydirection, including one where the arrows pointed at each other. The second time we tried the trail someone had removed the sign that pointed straight down and seemed to suggest jumping over a ridge, but clearer signs would make this a really great hike.
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