Pinnacles Provincial Park
A 10 minute drive from downtown via Baker Drive, Pinnacles Provincial Park provides a 1 km hike to a view point overlooking hoodoos below, and a view of the city in the distance.
Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park
Located just north of Quesnel, Ten Mile Lake is a popular trail location all year round. Marked trails around the park will take you along the lake, or out to the beaver pond, with opportunities for wildlife viewing in either direction. Trail options vary from 1.5 - 10 kilometres.
Deserter's Creek (CLOSED)
In April 2018, high water levels from the spring freshet caused Narcosli Creek to erode five sections of the West Fraser Road, on the west side of the Fraser River, approximately 17 km south of Quesnel.
The damage was severe and the road had to be closed with damage spread over a three kilometer section which included the parking and trail head for Deserter's Creek. This trail is closed until further notice.
This popular trail is a short drive from Quesnel on West Fraser Road. The trail offers a 6 km (return) hike to Deep Creek Falls. A picnic area is available at the trailhead.
The Cariboo Ski Touring Club maintains a 75 kilometre trail network for the purpose of cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Hallis Lake. The network includes two dog friendly trails, and a 3.5 km Lit Track. Memberships or Day Passes are available for winter use of the trails. In other seasons, the trails are available for non-motorized use. An acccessible trail leads to a viewing platform overlooking the lake.
Sisters Creek Recreation Area near Kersley has multiple trails within it, popular with horseback riders and hikers. This includes an 850 m accessible trail leading to a viewing platform overlooking the Fraser River.