Tranquille River in the Fall

Tranquille River in the Fall

Doug Smith  November 12, 2021 at 9:00 am

The Tranquille River Trail is a short, flat trail up the east side of the river, ending 2 km upstream (although informal routes can be followed farther into the canyon).   In the fall, it is a colorful route.  

A spring feeds a small marsh along the route.    Rushes, reeds, and shrubs provide a colorful fringe around the marsh.  

There are a few side routes to the river.  Goldpanners can sometimes be spotted by the water’s edge.  By the fall, the river was running low.

We could cross the river by rock-hopping.

In a pool we spotted some dead fish.    Spawning had finished for the year.  

We returned by the same route, enjoying the vibrant seasonal displays.  

This was a short hike with grandkids, with some exploration and playtime built in to the excursion.    The Tranquille River Trail is a good route for families.  


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