On August 18, 2018 we hit the trails again (finally). I had been sick on and off for a month and still have an unknown health condition, but I was eager to get back to hiking. I looked at my list of trails I wanted to hike and saw that Pine Point Rapids wasn’t too far away from the city. I asked my Hikerbabe group if anyone wanted to join me and Pascal and had a fellow Hikerbabe join us, who we had never met until that day. Hiking makes making friends so much easier, because you know that you at least have one thing in common, love for the great outdoors.
We took our time along the trail, stopping whenever we saw wildlife of any form. We saw frogs, birds, and I even got to see my first ever snake (I was really excited about that!). Pine Point Rapids has multiple rapids along the trail. By the first one there is a warm up shack for winter and some picnic tables outside for the summer. On our way back past this rapid, we saw lots of families sliding down the rapids. Next summer I will definitely be bringing a floaty, to float down the rapid!
In total we did 12.12km of hiking and it took us 3 hours and 30 minutes (this was including all our breaks and side tracking). We took it nice and easy, as I wasn’t too sure how my body was going to react. Everything went great, definitely one of my favorite trails in Manitoba. It wasn’t too hard at all. If you just want to hike to the first rapid, there is an ATV trail that is nice and easy to walk on as a beginner level (stay to the right of the first fork in the trail if you want a bit of a challenge and more of a view). I will definitely be bringing my Hikerbabes here in the winter for a snowshoe/cross-country skiing adventure and a fire and lunch at the warm up shack! If you have any Fall and Winter hiking suggestions or any recommendations for places to by snow shoes, please leave them below. Happy hiking!