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Individual Trail

Thompson/Kamloops / Tranquille

29 min driving from Downtown Kamloops

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.

Basics
  • 29 min from Downtown Kamloops
  • Linear
  • 5.14 km (one-way)
  • 1.5 hours solo one-way
  • 3.0 hours solo | 4.0 hours group round-trip
  • 768 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Hard difficulty
Features
  • Part of the larger Dewdrop trail network!
  • GPS Map available.

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Duration Class:Full Day
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Description:A very steep uphill grind.
Dogs:OK on Leash
Children:Not Recommended (Ages 10+)
Cell Service:Good (Telus Oct 2016)
First Listed:2016-Oct-01
Last Updated:2016-Oct-02
GPS Notes
Most often when viewing our maps, trails marked in Green or Blue have been human-verified by our volunteers. A route in purple indicates an overgrown trail or a bushwhack. Otherwise, the tracks 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.

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Duration One-Way (solo):90 min
Duration One-Way (group):105 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):180 min
Duration Round-Trip (group):240
Trailhead GPS:50.745051000,-120.554684000
Trailend GPS:50.769386000,-120.577475000
Distance:5.14 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:613 meters
Elevation at End:1,287 meters
Elevation Minimum:613 meters
Elevation Maximum:1,287 meters
Elevation Gain:768 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-97 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:17.30% (one-way)
Slope Down:-8.00% (one-way)
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