Dewdrop West


29 min from Downtown Kamloops
Frederick Rd, Savona, BC
Located in the Lac Du Bois Grasslands Protected Area, this is easily one of Kamloops' best single-track hidden gems. The trail begins as a meandering walkway at the base of the mountain before shortly becoming an intense ongoing uphill grind! Pass over a barbed wire fence about half a kilometre in, nestled amongst the dense network of sage brush, and prepare to sweat!

Reach a stellar viewpoint approximately two kilometres into the trail. It's a minor 200 meter detour, and absolutely worth the extra time. After continuing uphill, the trail begins to level out substantially and becomes a gorgeous ridgeline walk with numerous lookout points from the Ponderosa Pine forest.

After climbing to the bench and lookout at 5.22 km, sit back and relax as you've made it to the summit! Pack up and head back the same route home, or continue straight and follow all right-forks down the eastern double-wide 4x4ing track to the main road. If you go this route, there will be approximately 3.8 km of road-walking to get back to the parking lot.
  • Half-Day
  • Difficult
  • Out & Back Same Way
  • 10.28 km round-trip
  • 3 hr solo
  • 4 hr group
  • 768 m gain
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash


Frederick Rd, Savona, BC

Driving Time

From Downtown Kamloops, approximate travel time by car is 29 min.

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Detailed Directions

1) From downtown Kamloops, cross the bridge into North Shore.
2) Turn RIGHT onto 8th Ave.
3) Turn LEFT onto Ord Rd.
4) Turn RIGHT onto Tranquille Rd.
5) Turn RIGHT after 5.4 km, and continue up the hill across the railway tracks instead of heading towards Tranquille Farms/Padova.
6) Turn LEFT after 4.1 km onto the dirt road (Frederick Rd: unlabelled)
7) After 650 meters, park in the parking lot on your left.

Google Directions

Use our written directions in preference to the Google directions below as they are likely more accurate.

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Linear Trail
This is a linear (out and back/not a loop) trail; the values below indicate the one-way statistics from the trailhead to the end of the route.
  • Starting Elevation: 613 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 1287 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 1287 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 613 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 768 meters
  • Elevation Loss: -97 meters
  • Slope Up: 17.00%
  • Slope Down: -8.00%

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GPS Notes
We have often color-coded our GPX tracks. While it is not always the case, we have tried to use the following convention on our newer maps:

Green/Blue: human-verified by our volunteers.
Purple: overgrown trail, bushwhack, or on private property.
Red: default color or not reality-checked
Yellow: Road
Other Colors: May have been satellite traced or imported from third party sources.

While we strongly believe our GPS are accurate, please be aware that no logging system is perfect and to be aware of potential errors. Use at your own risk.
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