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Loon's Island Trail

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Loon's Island Trail

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Loon's Island Trail is found in Riding Mountain National Park.

Get In[edit]

From Wasagaming, follow Highway 10 north to Highway 19. Go east on Highway 19, and turn right on the road to Lake Katherine. Just before the boat launch, turn left and proceed to the parking area. The rest of the trail is splendid.


Trail Length 2.2 km (return)
High Elevation 2133 feet
Low Elevation 2113 feet
Total Climbing 44 feet
Trail Surface Easy natural surface

GPS Waypoints[edit]

Latitude and Longitude in this table are derived from GPS measurements taken on the trail. Elevations are from Google Earth.

Waypoint Latitude Longitude Elevation (feet)
1 50° 39.638' N 99° 53.705' W 2123
2 50° 39.507' N 96° 53.327' W 2133
3 50° 39.292' N 99° 53.432' W 2114
4 50° 39.308' N 96° 53.449' W 2113

Trail Description[edit]

In this section, the bold numbers indicate total distance in kilometers from the start of the hike, while the numbers in brackets refer to a GPS waypoint in the table above.

0.0 From the parking lot (1) follow the trail to the left of the sign. The trail winds through the forest with short, gentle climbs and descents. At 1.0 you reach a trail junction (3). Turn to the right. The trail to the left is the Lake Katherine ski trail. At 1.1 you reach a nice view of the lake (4).

In theory, this is a loop trail, but on our visit, the return portion of the trail was entirely underwater. There appeared to be a rough trail to the right just before reaching the lake, but this does not last long. If the water level is lower, you may be able to follow the return portion of the trail to return to the parking lot. Otherwise, turn around and retrace your steps to where you started.

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