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  • by Josh
  • 2017-May-24

Individual Trail

BC-Kamloops/Thompson / Padova

20 min driving from Downtown Kamloops

With over 10,000 years of erosion, the clay benches from the South Thompson River/Glacial Lake Thompson have created these incredibly unique formations. The hike itself is very challenging due to steep, dry, slippery sections. Wear hiking boots with ankle support and bring your trail sense. The trail is marked by usage, not signage, and can be very difficult to follow after exiting the gully.

Activities
  • Hiking
Seasons Accessible
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Basics
  • 20 min from Downtown Kamloops
  • Linear
  • 3.20 km (one-way)
  • 75 minutes solo one-way
  • 2.3 hours solo | 3.3 hours group round-trip
  • 789 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Hard difficulty: A very steep ascent with many slippery sections. Trail can be hard to follow.
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
Features

  • None



Suggested Protection

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Notes

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Driving Time

From Downtown Kamloops, approximate travel time by car is 20 minute(s).

Approximate Trailhead Address

4600 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC V2B

Trailhead GPS Co-ordinates

50.718609000,-120.475967000

Detailed Directions

1) From downtown Kamloops, cross the main bridge to the North Shore, following Fortune Dr.
2) Continue onto Tranquille Rd as you pass 8th Street on the right, and then later the airport on the left.
4a) IF HIKING WITH OUR GROUP, turn RIGHT on Ord Rd (dirt road approx 2.7 km from the airport turn-off) and park just on other side of the railway tracks after driving up Ord a few hundred meters. The GPS Address for this location is approximately 3505 Ord Rd. This is where we begin our hike. It will add 1.08 km to our trek, but will mean we are not illegally crossing the tracks.
4b) If **NOT** hiking with our group, it is possible to illegally cut across the railway tracks farther up Tranquille Rd. While we do not officially condone this, it will cut 30 minutes off your hike. Continue driving on Tranquille Rd for another 1.1 km past Ord Rd and park on the right. Head across the railway tracks on the right to meet the trailhead.

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