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Individual Trail

BC-Kamloops/Thompson / Barnhartvale

20 min driving from Downtown Kamloops

This arduous trek that begins at Erin Valley is best done with a car parked at each end of the trailhead. It follows an old 4x4ing road into grazing lands, eventually leading to a very clearly gated off area. From here, head to the right into the forest until reconnecting with 4x4ing track again and heading north. Finding a cairn at a trail fork, head directly up the shale patch and follow the ridgeline to the summit. The trail from here becomes quite a bit clearer as the north route is more popularly done. There is even a flagged route if you're lucky enough to find it. Once a bit more experienced with the trail, doing it in reverse from Ronde Ln to Erin Valley would be much easier on the knees!

Bring our GPS log - no exceptions! Even we had a few moments when we were route finding instead of on-trail. If you find a better, more well-used route, we'd love to hear about it. There are a number of forks in the trail, so it is quite easy to get turned around!

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Seasons Accessible
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Basics
  • 20 min from Downtown Kamloops
  • Single-Wide
  • Linear
  • 5.73 km (one-way)
  • 1.8 hours solo one-way
  • 3.5 hours solo | 4.6 hours group round-trip
  • 461 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Hard difficulty: Route finding skills and very steep descent
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
Features
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