Manning Park Trek

Panoramic views of pristine wilderness and dramatic peaks await you in the Cascade Mountains

Duration 5 days Hiking
Time of Year
Time of year June - October
Total distance 45km
Group Size
Group size 3 - 8 Guests
Difficulty Challenging
Meeting Location
Meeting in Vancouver

Trip Highlights

  • Not one, but two multi-day treks in one trip!
  • Explore two separate zones of Manning Park
  • Camp high in the mountains in beautiful wilderness
  • Summit 2 mountains with panoramic views of the North Cascade Mountains

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are unfortunately unable to offer this trip. Please click here to see our available summer 2020 hiking adventures. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The ultimate Manning Park adventure! Experience two of the most scenic and rewarding backcountry treks that Manning Park has to offer. You'll hike high up into the alpine of the Cascade Mountains and summit two peaks over 2,000m which offer breathtaking panoramic views. Camp in a remote and peaceful wilderness setting, far away from cities and civilization.

Our days will be filled with challenging hiking and exploring pristine alpine meadows. Our evenings will be spent relaxing and unwinding, with good food, good company, and a nice warm camp fire.

The first trek takes 3 days and takes us along the final section of the world famous Pacific Crest Trail. We then branch off towards Mt Frosty and scramble up to the summit for dramatic views of snowy peaks across the border in the USA.

Our second trek is a shorter and much easier 2 day trip to experience the meadows and sweeping forested hills that make Manning Park one of B.C.s most beautiful parks. This is a relaxing change to the first more challenging hike, while still offering the option to scramble up a nearby peak for panoramic views.

Manning Park is the perfect place for wildlife spotting, bird watching, discovering flora & fauna, and experiencing the wide variety of landscapes that British Columbia has to offer.

Pricing Per Person

1 - 3 Guests
4+ Guests

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Trip details


Day 1 (9km, +500m):

  • Meet your guide in Vancouver (location TBD)
  • Briefing, waiver signing, sort and pack gear
  • Drive to Manning Park resort
  • Begin trek along the world famous PCT trail
  • Set up camp high in the forest
  • Optional afternoon hike up Windy Joe Mountain

Day 2 (10.5km, +900m):

  • Pack up camp
  • Hike up into the alpine above the treeline
  • Scramble up Mt Frosty for incredible views
  • Set up camp below Mt Frosty

Day 3 (10-13km, +300m):

  • Pack up camp
  • Hike down into the valley
  • Set up camp on the shores of Lightning Lake
  • Time to hike around the lake and explore the area

Day 4: (10-14km, +550-800m):

  • Pack up camp and drive to a different part of Manning Park
  • This hike starts high in the alpine with impressive views from start
  • Hike into the wilderness through alpine meadows
  • Summit Three Brothers Mountain, surrounded by endless lush forested valleys
  • Set up camp for the last night

Day 5: (4-12km, +200-500m):

  • Relaxing morning
  • Pack up camp
  • Hike back to the vehicle through the alpine meadows
  • Drive back to Vancouver
  • Celebrate, high five, say goodbye to your guide

Itinerary Disclaimer
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee that we will stick to this plan. Weather conditions and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The trip leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!


Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are included while on the trip.

Breakfasts consist of oatmeal or granola with mixed toppings and dried fruit, tea and coffee. Great for fueling a full day of adventures.

Lunch varies from day to day, but often consists of wraps or sandwiches with different fillings e.g. cheese, dried meat, falafel, hummus, veg, etc.

Dinners are provided by our partner Nomad Nutrition. These super tasty meals are light weight, full of wholesome ingredients, and packed with energy. Exactly what you need after an exciting day in the mountains.

We can cater to any dietary requirements. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary requirements BEFORE your trip.


Tented accommodation (4 nights) is included in the trip price. We use MSR Elixir tents, which are spacious, warm and comfortable. 1, 2, or 3 person options are available.

Please bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping pad (e.g. Thermarest). If you do not have either of these, please select the rental option when booking your trip or contact us to arrange a rental.

Price Includes/Excludes
Price Includes
  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the trip, prepared and cooked by the guide.
  • One experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Tents (price is on a sharing basis)
  • Transport from the meeting location to the trailhead, and back
  • Water purification throughout the trip
  • Stove gas for cooking
  • Emergency equipment (Comprehensive First aid kit, satellite phone etc.)
Price Excludes
  • Tipping for the guide
  • Transport to and from the meeting location (optional)
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
  • Your personal clothing and equipment. See packing list above
  • Your personal travel/cancellation insurance
  • Any rental equipment, if applicable (e.g. sleeping bags)

Early season (May/June)

Snow sticks around in the mountains well into the summer months. For earlier season trips, expect to be hiking on snow for the majority of the route. Suitable waterproof footwear with good tread is required!

Carrying a pack

This trip requires you to carry a large multi-day backpack with you personal equipment (sleeping bag, clothes, rain gear, etc.) and some shared camping equipment (tent, food, cooking gear, etc.). Previous experience carrying a multi-day backpack is recommended.


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