North of McBride near Valemount, the Kakwa Provincial Park has numerous trails open to hiking and horseback riding. These trails are not marked or maintained. The park is home to both grizzly and black bears, along with moose and elk. The trails provide access to 12 walk-in campsites.
To reach the park from Prince George/McBride: Access is possible via the Walker Creek Forestry Road,
135 kilometres east of Prince George, or 70 kilometres west of McBride on Hwy 16.
Kilometre 0.0 Junction of Hwy 16 and Walker Creek Forest Road.
Kilometre 5.2 Walker Creek Forest Road crosses the Fraser River.
Kilometre 32.0 The road meets the McGregor River and follows the river upstream.
Kilometre 43.0 The road starts to get rough from this point. In wet conditions a four-wheel drive vehicle is required.
Kilometre 73.0 The road meets Bastille Creek. Beyond here sections of the road can get very rough.
Kilometre 85.0 Public road ends at Buchanan Creek. No motorized vehicles past this point.
Kilometre 85.0 Entering Kakwa Provincial Park.
Kilometre 100.0 Right fork to campsite and Park Headquarters. Left fork to Old Tote Road.
Kilometre 103.0 Kakwa Lake campsite and Park Headquarters.
Overall, Kakwa Provincial Park is the 16th most popular hiking trail of all 18 hikes in British Columbia.