Although the present trail does sometimes follow many parts of the original trail, for the most part, it does not. Much of the landscape would have been the same and in some instances users will actually see what the original trail users would have seen in the early 1800’s.
Today’s trail is 193 km long and has been divided into three sections. The northern section is from St. Norbert Heritage Park to Otterburne. The middle section is from Otterburne to St. Malo. The southern section is from St. Malo to Emerson at the U.S. border.
The trail promotes hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross country skiing. Motorized vehicles are not permitted when the trail is not located on a municipal road.
Map used is Manitoba topographic 62. GPS is set to NAD 83.