- 10.28 km
- 4.0 hours
Free Group Hike
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 2:15 PM
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.
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|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)|
|Duration One-Way (solo):||90 min|
|Duration One-Way (group):||105 min|
|Duration Round-Trip (solo):||180 min|
|Duration Round-Trip (group):||4.0 hours|
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|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)|