Tranquille River Trail - Kamloops Trails

Tranquille River Trail – Kamloops Trails

Doug Smith  August 18, 2022 at 8:52 am

A trail that follows the Tranquille River upstream to the canyon.

Driving Directions/Trailhead:

  • Drive west on Tranquille Road, past the airport, the golf course, and ranches.   When the road splits into two at Tranquille, take the upper road, cross the tracks and start the gravel road.
  • Before the bridge across the Tranquille River, turn right and proceed to the parking area.
  • The trail starts at the gate.



  • The trail is a double track which winds parallel to the river.    There are some single tracks that go to the river or into the hills.
  • there is a marshy area at 0.3 km.
  • Pine Park is at 1.1 km.
  • The former water processing facility is at 2 km.   Most people turn around at this point.
  • From this point a rough single track winds up the canyon to a narrows.
  • Along the route there are sometimes goldpanners, faces carved onto trees, birds and snakes, rapids on the river, a beaver area, and interesting flora and fauna, within Lac du Bois Protected Area.


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