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    Hike through Kamloops' desert-like valley setting surrounded by wide-open grasslands, fragrant sagebrush, ponderosa pine forests, deep gorges, sandstone canyons, and chiseled hoodoos. From meandering strolls through grasslands to hiking rugged, steep valleys, there are trails for every level of adventurer. 

     

     

     

    Kenna Cartwright Nature Park

    Distance: Varies per trail
    Time: 30 min to 2+ hrs, dependant on trail
    Difficulty: Easy to Hard

    A perfect after work hike that is quick and accessible that offers views of the Tthompson Valley

    Kenna Cartwright Nature Park is the largest accessible municipal park in BC, encompassing almost 800 hectares of land. The park offers over 40kms of trails of varying difficulties that are used by walkers, dogs, hikers, mountain bikers, and families. The park offers many stunning panoramic views of Kamloops throughout the park as well as a number of picnic areas for families. Kenna is a great park for any time of the year, for any level of hiker, and is off-leash dog friendly.

    Peterson Creek Nature Park

    Distance: Varies per trail
    Time: 20 mins - 1 hrs +
    Difficulty: Easiest - Medium

    Accessible trail: 1.1 kms. Flat, gravel and accessible for all that offers some magnificent views of Kamloops.

    Peterson Creek Nature Park is another great city park. It encompasses almost 100 hectares and features over 30 kms of trails. These trails vary in difficulty and many offer spectacular city views! There is a picnic area at the downtown entrance to the park if families wish to take a break or have a nice lunch. These trails tend to be less used in the winter months as they can become very icy. This park is used by hikers, dog walkers, and mountain bikers. Most trails are either climbing up or down the ravine, so be sure any of your hiking buddies are up to the task. The park is off-leash dog friendly, just please remember to pick up after your dog.

    Battle Bluff

    Distance: 4.8 km Double track to begin then steep, rocky, single track the rest.
    Time: 1.5 hrs
    Difficulty: Medium

    Battle Bluff is a longer trail through some pine trees and grasslands with a steeper rocky section closer to the top. Be rewarded with panoramic views of Kamloops Lake and Thompson River Valley and maybe an amazing sunset.

     

    Sun Peaks Resort

    Distance: Varies per trail
    Time: 30 min to 2+ hrs, dependant on the trail
    Difficulty: Easy to Hard
    Open: June thru September

    Explore 18 designated hiking trails in Sun Peaks, BC. Choose from low-grade, sightseeing strolls to a breathtaking summit and a stop at Tod Lake. You can start your adventure right from the village or better yet, take a ride up the Sunburst chairlift and start at mid-mountain, at 6,000' above sea level. From here you can easily hike into the alpine to experience beautiful vistas and stunning wildflower meadows. When you're finishing exploring the upper reaches of the mountain, save your legs and take the chairlift back down. 

    A favourite time of many to visit is alpine blossom season, usually occurring between mid-July to mid-August. Witness rolling alpine meadows in their kaleidoscope of wildflower glory while taking in the sweet aromas of the blooms. 

    Dew Drop Trail

    Distance: 12km Single track trail, packed dirt
    Time: 3+ hrs
    Difficulty: Hard

    Some sections of loose rock on steep slopes. The views on this hiked are some of the best in the area. Roughly 600m to the top of the dewdrop ridge, the panoramic views of the Kamloops lake and the Thompson Valley are magnificent.

     

     


    MORE GREAT NATURE PARKS

     

    Batchelor Nature Park

    Amenities: Playground, Dogs Allowed Under Control

    1750 Batchelor Dr

     

    Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park

    Amenities: Bike Park, Hiking, Dogs Allowed Under Control

    1210 Eliza Rd

     

    Sahali Terrace Nature Park

    Amenities: Bike Park, Hiking, Dogs Allowed Under Control

    980 3Rd Ave
     

    Valleyview Nature Park

    Amenities: Bike Park, Hiking, RC Track, Dogs Allowed Under Control

    220 Valleyview Pl
     

     

    Hiking distance, time and ratings supplied by Hike Kamloops

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    For more information on Kamloops trails visit these websites
    Hike Kamloops   •  Kamloops Trails  •  Kamloops Hiking Club

     

     

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