Pinnacles Provincial Park
One of the best views of Quesnel and the famous, 12 million year old “hoodoo” rock formations is only 7 km from downtown. Enjoy a scenic 1km hike into the site.
Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park
Bring the whole family to enjoy 10 kms of trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. A 2 km nature trail to a large beaver pond offers the chance to view diverse wildlife up close. Trails are accessible year-round for day-use only.
Trail access: From downtown Quesnel, head north for 11.6 km and turn left to access Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park and follow park signs to access parking, picnic area, camping and trails.
View the trail map here.
Located downtown Quesnel, this paved, scenic trail takes you along the Quesnel and Fraser rivers. Take in a little history on your trek with signage, historic buildings and machinery along the trail. The Downtown Quesnel trail is 5.2 km and West Quesnel trail is 4.3 km. We keep it maintained all year-round.
To access the downtown trail, parking is available at Ceal Tingley Park. To access the West Quesnel trail, parking is available at Baker Creek Park, Wilma Hanson Park, and Sugar Loaf Dog Park. If you want to take in both, our historic walking bridge links both trails.
A spectacular view of the Fraser River awaits you at the end of the wheelchair accessible trail. 850 m of crushed gravel with a gentle grade and one short steeper section. Learn more about our accessible trails.
Trail access: On Hwy 97 S, turn right onto Edwards Drive. Go past the Kersley Community Complex, turn left on Arnoldus Road. Follow the wooden signs. Parking, accessible outhouse and map kiosk at trailhead.
West Fraser Timber Park
This 6 km system of trails is for the intermediate hiker with steep inclines / declines, bridges and areas with rough terrain, also fun for the cyclist.
Trail access: From the Visitor Centre, turn right on Hwy 97 S and continue straight onto Moffat Bridge Approach. Turn left on McLean Street. Turn right onto Legion Drive. Turn left onto Front Street / Johnston Bridge Loop (at Ceal Tingley Park) and continue over Johnston Bridge. Keep right and turn left at West Fraser Timber Park entrance. Continue left.
Hallis Lake Trail Network
Located at the Hallis Lake Ski Lodge is a 750 m accessible trail descending down to a lookout over Hallis Lake. The trail network covers up to 75 km with a beginner trail of 1.6 km. Trails can be used for hiking, running and horseback riding in the summer months. Cross-country ski trails are well maintained during the winter and snowshoers are welcome. Ski and snowshoe gear can be rented from Cariboo Ski-Touring Club at the Hallis Lake Lodge. View the trail maps here.
Trail access: From downtown Quesnel, head south on Hwy 97 and turn left on Hydraulic Road. Continue for 9.5 km. Turn left at Hallis Lake sign and continue to parking lot.