Snowshoe Trails are
markers on trees (black on map above)
MAIN LOOP 0.87 km Easy – Begins and ends at the chalet, gently rolling terrain that skirts
the sand dunes and cedar forest.
SHORT LOOP 0.50 km Easy – Runs north from the Main Loop, along the edge of the peninsula that
juts into the swamp. Mostly flat.
LOOP 1.20 km Easy – On the south side
of the Main Loop following the ridge around a swamp. Mostly flat with one short
hill and one area that could be wet in warm weather where it crosses the swamp. One end of Lister’s Loop starts on this trail.
DEER CIRCLE TRAIL0.35 km Easy – A short trail into a small loop
through thick bush. Mostly flat. The Long Loop and Lister’s Loop start/end on this trail.
LISTER’S LOOP2.80 km Medium –
Travels a mix of swamp and rolling hills. Begins/ends on the Long Loop and
Trail. Crosses a large swamp and then follows hardwood and coniferous ridges.
Can be accessed
from the Long Loop end in warmer weather if the swamp is wet. The access trail
for the Ridge
Loop and River Trail.
RIDGE LOOP1.30 km More
Difficult – Begins and ends on Lister’s Loop. Climbs through hardwood forest to
the top of Ruth’s Ridge
in two places. Meets with the ski trail at the crest overlooking the Rankin
River. Some steep
DAM TRAIL 2.50 km
Winding trail through low lying bush and hilly mixed forest. Accessed from the
Main Loop. Can be
wet in warm weather. Ends at the scenic Rankin Dam and Ski Club Gazebo. Return
via the same trail or the River Snowshoe Trail.
RIVER TRAIL 2.70 km
Winding trail that roughly follows the Rankin River but includes some hills.
Begins on Lister’s Loop and ends at the Rankin Dam and Gazebo. Can be
combined with the Dam Trail to make a