Kenna Cartwright Trails - Kamloops

Kenna Cartwright Trails - Kamloops near Kamloops, BC


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
10 kms
2hours
moderate
Hiking, Mountain Biking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Kamloops, BC
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Kenna Cartwright trails are in town and very extensive. You won't think you are hiking or riding in a municipal park encompassing 800 hectares. This is a well known favourite for intermediate mountain bikers, and it delivers rolling single-track, some steep sections, amazing views, and is so close to town. In the park you'll find delicate grassland vegetation like sagebrush, prickly pear cactus, and bluebunch wheat grass. Please stay on the trails, and bring water and sunscreen.

For those spending more time in Kamloops, do this hike/bike first and climb the tower trail to the viewpoint. You'll see most other local area hikes and attractions from here, including Mara Mtn. (picture below), Grasslands (Lac Du Bois Provincial Park), Mt Paul and Mt. Peter (must ask permission from local first nations), and the city of Kamloops itself. This trail network used to be called Dufferin; in fact Mt. Dufferin is the highest point in the park at the Telus tower. Access is simple, and maps and map-boards are available at the parking area. The picture of the map-board here shows you the extent of the trails.

I enjoyed the ridge trail that starts at the tower; it has some nice roller-coaster sections, and great views. You can also descend onto lower trails on the North side; lots to explore.

There is GPS data attached to this trail (see "download GPS"), which if loaded into your GPS can help you find route points.

Directions:

Just off exit 366 Copperhead exit from Hwy #1 West, as you exit on the right, turn left and it's just up a few hundred meters. There is a large sign with the park’s name on it.



Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By kkkcgPosted By: kkkcg  - Fri Jul 29 00:28:38 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question Where is Spadefoot Pond in Kenna Cartwright Park?

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By mjm2Posted By: mjm2  - Sat Sep 11 00:34:10 UTC 2010 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Comment Awesome climbs, mostly double track in the bottom section but lots of single track when you hit the top half. Great for cross country riding, no shuttling. Lots of trails, great fun.
By BerntPosted By: Bernt  - Sun Apr 13 22:17:44 UTC 2008 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside Lots of trails, good viewpoints. Great for dog walkers as well. Downside Lots of pine beetle kill, watch and listen on windy days for creaking and leaning trees. Comment Overall great place to hike without driving too far.
By DHuckerPosted By: DHucker  - Tue Mar 08 21:39:21 UTC 2005 Not Rated Upside fast sections and really cool lips and hits. super fast, and endless travel. Downside Very crowded. Comment a fun ride for any level
By darby73Posted By: darby73  - Sun Feb 20 01:06:27 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside lots of trails and in town Downside lots of people and sandy Comment fun place since it is in town
By appsyPosted By: appsy  - Fri Dec 10 07:35:08 UTC 2004 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Endless trails, you can bike all day there. Downside Really busy! Have to keep watching out for other bikers/hikers.
By Peter SulzlePosted By: Peter Sulzle  - Mon Aug 18 15:14:53 UTC 2003 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Fantastic views, great for the beginner rider, wildlife Downside can be crowded on summer afternoons. Go during the week.


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