Trail Key: M~2~RH~KF~DF~PT~V~R~RT Length: 22 km’s Elevation: 290 meters Pit Toilet: Beginning/Campsite Dogs: Yes There’s a great store if you need any supplies & souvenirs at the bottom of Manning Park, along with washrooms and a restaurant. If it's instant views you are searching for then search no more. This trail delivers from the start. Just your drive up to the trail head is stunning.Now it's time to decide if you want to see more views in the beginning and have elevation at the end when you're tired from walking 20 km's (2 km's or so of elevation at the end for a total of 22 km's). If it's elevation then start your hike at the upper parking lot on the Nature Loop Trail which goes right into Heather Trail. It it's not what you want try parking at the lower parking lot, this route I did not take but heard it was easier but longer.
The upper trail takes you mostly on a descent on your way to The Buckhorn Campground. There are two pit toilets here. Bring your own t-paper. Once there, head to your right and carry along the trail. It's here that you'll start finding a little elevation as it snakes its way up to the meadows. Here you are in tree cover with some open areas. Once in the meadows, the views open right up and it is completely stunning. Just keep walking along this trail. It's easy to follow and the views are endless. Eventually you will come to a lookout. It's only scary if you venture to the edge. It is very pretty. Keep walking after you fill your camera. Not far you will see The Three Brother's. You can climb them but be prepared to add another 6 km's to your legs and another 320 meters of elevation. If you are afraid of heights then re-think it. I choose not to go up to the top as it is exposed and there is some scrambling. Finding the First Brother is pretty standard but finding the other Brother's is a little more confusing. You can also continue on through the meadows as it is even more pretty under The Brother's or just make the base, your lunch & resting spot. I sat on a little rocky area that had some trees and looked at my brave hiking friend’s summit all Three Brother's. Once you are finished, head on back the way you came. It truly is a beautiful hike and is in my favorite's... Happy & safe trails.