Tranquille River

Name

Tranquille River


Location

West of Kamloops on the Tranquille – Criss Creek Road


Road Access

Go west on Tranquille Road and stay right at the jucntion to cross the railroad tracks.   Before crossing over the river, take a right turn to the trailhead parking lot.


Trailhead

The trail is really a double track from the parking area.


Meet-up Spot

Ord Road Dog Park


Optimal Group Size

The double track accommodates smaller or larger groups.   At the end the single track is better for a smaller group.


Season

3 seasons


Seasonal Notes

It is possible to snowshoe up the route in winter when there is enough snow.


Length

4 km return.   Explorations can be done farther upstream, but it becomes a scramble route.


Difficulty

Easy.


Climb

Minimal


Duration

1 to 1.5 hours return


Fitness Requirements

Suitable for families


Dogs

A good route for dogs.


Trail Info

A double track up the river to the old dam.   Beyond that is a single track for 15 minutes, then all progress requires wading or scrambling.


General Notes

The enclosed green area part way up is Pine Park, a day site for field trips from the Tranquille facility.

The whole river gorge area was gold-panned for decades and it was one of the top gold-producing rivers in the province.


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