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Pinnacles Provincial Park
About This ParkPinnacles Provincial Park comprises approximately 124 hectares of pine forest overlooking Baker Creek. The park is a popular day-use area and is easily accessible from Quesnel. From the Pinnacles viewpoint, visitors enjoy the unique formation of “Hoodoos,” and a picturesque view of the city of Quesnel and Baker Creek.
The park is open year-round for day-use and sightseeing despite the locked gate at the entrance; camping is not permitted. The park provides an opportunity for a pleasant 1 km hike along a well maintained trail to the viewpoint; allow 15 minutes for access. Horseback riding in the park is not permitted. The hoodoos are fragile, please do not climb on or near them.
Park Size: 128 hectares
- Climbing on rock formations accelerates erosion and destroys the scenic value of the area. Please view the hoodoos from the established viewpoint only; remain behind the fence.
- The viewpoint is an area with steep cliffs. Please exercise extreme caution and stay in designated viewing areas.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- Conservation: Pinnacles Provincial Park protects a very unique formation of hoodoos. These hoodoos began their formation 12 million years ago, when molten lava flowing over the earth’s surface cooled in flat basalt layers over older layers of ash and rock. The Ice Age followed, and when the ice mass receded, melt-water streams eroded the valley below Pinnacles Park. The hoodoos are formed from the effects of this natural erosion and weathering. The basalt is eroded away, revealing the more resistant ash layer, and often producing vivid bands of color as individual basalt layers are removed. The hoodoos at Pinnacles Provincial Park are fragile, since they are still undergoing these forces of erosion and weathering. The Pinnacles viewpoint provides an unobstructed view of these impressive geological formations.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 33.76KB] for Pinnacles Provinical Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
The park provides an opportunity for a pleasant 1 km hike along a well-maintained trail to the viewpoint; allow 15 minutes for access. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
The park provides an opportunity for a pleasant 1 km hike along a well-maintained trail to the viewpoint of the hoodoos.