Every year during the Spring and Summer months there is a spectacle of blooms and abundance of colour as the wildflowers appear.
Wildflowers are located throughout the Park and can be viewed along trails, near water and in park areas. For true wildflower spectacles Alpine Meadows (a 15 minute drive from the Lodge), Poland Lake, Skyline Trail and Three Falls Trail (accessible via hiking trails) are the best places to visit.
The presence of wildflowers is very weather-orientated and it depends on what flowers you would like to see. It is possible to see some wildflowers throughout the Spring and Summer months, particularly as the snow melts and temperatures increase. The height of the bloom season – the not-to-be-missed main event – usually occurs for 2-3 weeks during August. To avoid disappointment contact the Parks Visitor Centre before you plan your visit, as they can offer advice on conditions and wildflower viewing opportunities.
Blackwall Road is located on the north side of Hwy#3 directly across from Manning Park Lodge.
Blackwall road is CLOSED.
Vehicle access to the Cascade Lookout is CLOSED.
Vehicle access to the Alpine Meadows is CLOSED.
This is a high altitude road that may close at any time due to weather. The road is open year round to hikers.
Follow Blackwall road to access the Cascade Lookout and Alpine Meadows without the need to hike for hours! A short drive allows anyone, from the young to the old, to experience breathtaking views and carpets of flowers in the high alpine. Once you have arrived, hike the family oriented Dry Ridge Trail, Paintbrush Trail or Viewpoint Trail.
Road Conditions: 7km paved to Cascade Lookout, 7km gravel from Lookout to Alpine Meadows, some washboard. This is a high altitude road that may close at any time due to weather.