Tower Hill Hike - Kamloops Trails

Tower Hill Hike – Kamloops Trails

Doug Smith  September 15, 2023 at 8:57 am

On a grey and smoky morning I hiked the Mariposa Trail up Peterson Creek Park, then crossed the creek.  

I went straight up the hill to the top of Tower Hill, a steep 225 m of elevation climb in 0.66 km.    This is not a recommended route.     It is much easier to follow the trails north, then link up a series of double and single tracks to the top, a longer, but a more enjoyable route.  

From the top of Tower Hill, I hiked single tracks down gullies, then double tracks to work my way back down and around to the area overlooking Peterson Creek

I returned to the trails I hiked earlier back to the vehicle, a 2.25 hour hike.  

Sometimes I just pick a different route for a change,  and this was, but it was also a good hike for this kind of day.

Some moments from this hike are shared in this YouTube video:


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