Reeve’s Ravine Trail Opens in Riding Mountain

Reeve's Ravine Trail - Riding Mountain National Park
Deron Ash, president of the Manitoba Escarpment Trails Society (second) and MP Robert Sopuck, officially open the Reeve’s Ravine Trail in Riding Mountain National Park on Sunday, September 22, 2013. (PARKS CANADA HANDOUT)

Riding Mountain National Park opened up a new multi-use non-motorized recreation trail on Sunday.

Reeve’s Ravine Trail is located on the east side of the park and provides an 11.5 kilometre loop trail that rises 541 feet from the trailhead to the summit.

“Trails inspire Canadians to get active, stay fit and see the wilderness,” said Robert Sopuck, MP for Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette. “This project is a fine example of community members, bike enthusiasts, First Nations and the Government of Canada working together to ensure visitors are provided with incredible opportunities to discover, experience, and learn about this beautiful escarpment area.”

The trail’s design saw input from the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) and the Manitoba Escarpment Trail Society, and aims to deliver quality recreational experiences and improve safety for both hikers and mountain bikers, while limiting environmental impacts.