Explore the most popular Camping trails in E.C. Manning Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Excellent end-of-summer hike. Started at the Strawberry Flats parking lot and took the western branch of the Skyline I trail to the junction with Skyline II. This first section was mostly in the forest but had some nice views looking west. After the junction we continued on Skyline along a ridge, above the tree line. This was where the views became stunning. Amazing views of the Cascade Mountains and Thunder Lake down below. At about the 7-8 km mark you hike along an exposed area with a maintained trail, but loose rock on either side and a decent way to the bottom. I couldn't quite see where the drop was, but based on the lack of trees about 150 meters down the slope I imagine it was not far. If you're well-footed and have trekking poles you will have no problem, but not for those uncomfortable in such situations. Mowich Camp is situated below the tree line next to a clearing. At first a bit disappointing after the stunning views above, but once we set up camp we appreciated the beauty of the area. Water sources: Not many along the way so bring enough water to get you to camp. There is a very small stream near the campsite but enough to fill a bottle with some patience. Once filtered, the water was crisp and fresh. Camp sites: 4-6 clearings, no pads. The ground was flat and comfortable. Those who arrive late can find spots in the adjoining meadow. There is a pit toilet and a bear cache on site. There was evidence of recent bear activity in the area with scat and a nice paw print in the mud... but none seen. Campers before us said there was a resident buck hanging out at the campsite too. All in all a great hike. Not the views of the Heather Trail, but FAR less busy and still some amazing views.

Did Skyline trail 2 to Hozomeen Ridge. Holy smokes on a hot day 36.2km out and back in one day. After about 6km climb at the beginning there's a lot of up and down and side-hilling. And only a single water source of run off about 6 klicks from summit (may dry up soon). Not sure if you can see it but I did record the whole hike. it's tough to do in one day.

Great trail. Wild flowers were in full bloom.

we only went to Snowcamp mtn, lots of blowdown on the trail and still snow in the bowl at km 4 as well as climbing out of Deception Pass. lots of wild flowers on the open slopes and great views. best of all, no bugs this time of year.

Make sure you start this loop from the "correct" end. Difficult rating will be really different. Terrain varies from the alpine meadows to the forest on the Grainger Trail. Nicomen Lake is behind you the "pretty" is gone as it is all forest. it's amazing how 21 kilometers downhill can be tiring.

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