Horse use has been traditional on the historic trails in Manning Provincial Park. Staging areas for horses have been cleared at Cayuse Flats, the Dewdney Trail trailhead, and the Monument 83 parking area. Trail riders can camp overnight at Grant Camp, at the intersection of the Hope and Grainger Creek Trails, and at Paradise Valley, in the Cascade Recreation Area (access via Manning Provincial Park). Trail rides are available during summer months and hay rides during winter.
The park has rain forests on its west side and grassland slopes on its east. Between the two extremes lies a land of wild rivers, crystal lakes, towering peaks, and alpine meadows. Small mammals, including marmots, beavers, and chipmunks, share the wilderness area with black bears, mule deer, and coyotes. Beavers, elk and moose reside in the park but are seldom seen. As always in wilderness areas, riders, hikers and campers should be alert for wild animals, especially bears, and take the necessary safety precautions.
Manning Provincial Park straddles Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. The park’s western entrance is 16 miles east of Hope, its eastern entrance 30 miles southwest of Princeton. For more information stop by the Manning Provincial Park Visitors Centre, situated just east of the Manning Provincial Park Resort on Highway 3 it’s open daily throughout the year.