Brandon Hills WMA Trail – Loops A, B, C

  • Marsh Marigold - Photo by Rebekah Neufeld
Location: Brandon Hills Wildlife Management Area
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 2.5, 5 or 7.5km Loops
Ecosystem types: Aspen Hardwood Forest, Oak Woodlands, Marsh

This series of loops wind through the forested slopes of the Brandon Hills, an area that provides important habitat for neo-tropical migrant birds and winter cover ground for white-tailed deer and other mammals.  Though largely dominated by aspen and oak, the area supports a few small remnant patches of mixed-grass prairie on the dry steep slopes and marshes in the low-lying basins.  The trail is quite wide and well maintained on the A and B loops, becoming narrowed and less traveled along the longer C loop. Many areas become quite muddy in the spring and after heavy rainfall. These trails are also popular for mountain biking and cross-country skiing.

Note: a number of user-created trails branch off from the main loops, these side trails are not marked or maintained regularly.

More information: Manitoba Sustainable Development - Wildlife Management Areas (Western Region)

Trail data submitted by Rebekah Neufeld and Philip Varcoe