Hiking over the Skagit Trail in Manning Provincial Park - Canada

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When we wake up in the morning in Sunshine Valley it is cloudy and raining. We ask the owners of the B & B which trails are worth the trouble in this cloudy weather. We had seen the walk at Lightning Lake, but he tells us to hike the Skagit Trail in Manning Provincial Park. The Skagit Trail is a forgotten footpath which runs from Manning Park to America.

After breakfast we drive to the parking lot of the Skagit Trail and park our car. The advantage of the Skagit Trail is that it is in the woods and so we are less affected by the rain. The Skagit Trail is 15 kilometers long, that it is too long to walk in one day and back again. We decide to hiking the trail about 8 kilometers.

We start the walk on the Skagit Trail and walk straight into the woods. The owner of the B & B told us that he sure the trail is in good conditions since he has hiked the trail to the campsite a few months ago. We are in any case already impressed by the beautiful nature. The nature around the Skagit Trial in Manning Provincial Park is actually true magnificent. We hiked the trail in September so innumerable different mushrooms growing everywhere. We also see a lot of fallen trees that serve as a breeding ground for new trees and flowers. We cross a bridge and hike through the beautiful hilly nature to the Campground (about 5 kilometers from the parking lot).

After Campground is nature untouched because there are fewer hiking tourists. So nature becomes even more beautiful. In the forests of Manning Provincial Park are enormously high and big trees. After 8 kilometers we arrive at the bank of the river. Here we find a trunk where we take a break. We both mark this point the end the hike on the Skagit Trail in Manning Provincial Park.

Through the beautiful nature we walk back to the parking lot. Just before the end of the hike we notice a car rusting away in the woods. We decide to walk to the truck and see a small hiking trail. We arrive at a collapsed house and an old mine. And next to the mine, we see a beautiful waterfall. After a short break we walk back to the car and drive to the Othello Tunnels in Hope.

This walk on the Skagit Trail is a must for nature lovers. The nature around the Skagit Trail in Manning Provincial Park is breathtakingly beautiful. Good walking shoes are recommended, although the trail is very passable. The entire Skagit Trail is 15 miles long, so walk as far as you want. As a tip, we have seen that the nature after the Campground will only get more beautiful. Make enough noise during the hike on the Skagit Trail to scare away the bears in Manning Provincial Park. By change of weather, the altitude profile of the track log is not accurate. There is little difference in height in the hike over the Skagit Trail.

Length: 16 km
Height difference: none

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